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i don't get the hype. this has been done before, and it's been better. sorry to belittle your life, augusten, but your mother did it first when she named you. i did see the movie though, and it pissed me off that they didn't include the mother's rape by the psychiatrist in it (whether it happened or not). it took out the one rectifying part of the story out. so what if i sound pro-rape.
Don't ask me why I bought the second volume when I disliked the first. It's a continuity thing. (graphic novels)
Not as original or fast-paced as its Moonraker, but Tiffany Case is one of Fleming's best female characters, and it was good to see Leiter back.
What a thrill ride from beginning to end! I could not put this book down.
I love Joe Pike!
I liked this companion story to "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" quite a bit. While I do not share all of Sheila Tubman's secret fears myself, the feeling of fear (and wishing that oneself would not be so afraid of so many things) was readily accessible, for me and surely for most readers. The events moved along at a nice, brisk pace, and I just enjoyed this book throughout. Well done.
this is actually a really wonderful book i like it so much
Must love dogs
Christine Lee is a Sophomore in high school. This young lady has a love of art and she wants to be a famous painter one day. It's been a year since Christine Lee's mother died in an automobile accident and even though she no longer acts out by dyeing her hair bold colors she is still grieving. Christine's dad is about to marry Candace and the last thing Christine wants is for another woman to take her mother's place. This is the second book in The Miracle Girls series. In the first book, Zoe was the one who thought it was important to start The Miracle Girls, but in this book it's Christine who seems to care most about the group. She sees them as the only family she has since her mother died. It's the first day of school when the story begins. The Miracle Girls enjoyed each other's company over the summer (So here are the Miracle Girls, after an incredible summer together, parked under the big "Sophomores" sign/pg 1), and, according to Christine, they were close then. But since the authors didn't let me in on what happened with Ana, Zoe, Christine and Riley during those months, I couldn't really get how The Miracle Girls became closer since the first book. It would have been nice to know exactly what it was that made their relationship `special' as Christine called it. In the first book they had just become The Miracle girls. In this one they don't spend as much time together as I thought they would. When Christine referred to Candace as a `Bimbo' in the first book, I thought that was unkind but then I figured she must have had her reasons; maybe she was being mistreated. That wasn't the case at all. The madness at home seemed to be in her own mind, because she didn't like that Candace was there. But Candace seemed to be doing what she could to get along with Christine. Now, I did understand the pain Christine was feeling because she had lost her mother. And I could understand that she didn't want another woman to marry her father, but Christine could be so cruel. What she talked Emma into helping her with when they were at Bloomingdales, for instance. Christine thought it was funny but I was not amused. All I could think of was how hurt Candace was going to be when she found out what they had done and I felt so bad for this woman. It seemed Christine wasn't clear how her actions affected other people. I didn't think I'd feel this way, but I liked Christine better in the first book when she wasn't talking much. She wasn't putting up with Candace in this story; Candace was putting up with her. Christine claimed to be an adult, but she was acting like a child. She needed to learn that everything is not about her. Christine used to go to church regularly, but after her mother passed she had a problem believing in God. Or did she? At one point she wished she believed in God and about one-hundred fifty pages later she says that God enjoys watching us suffer. First of all, that's not true. But didn't she say she didn't believe in God? She also said she hates church. It seemed she was angry at God and that happens. This too shall pass, I hope. I also hope that she will stop calling herself a freak and that she will work on her relationships with her father and her new mother and her new sister, Emma, and not keep believing The Miracle Girls is her only chance at having some kind of life. It's great to have friends -even though I really didn't see the closeness of these four girls until the end of the story - but Christine will never need The Miracle Girls the way she'll need her family; particularly her father. No, James Lee didn't have a clue about what his daughter needed for a while there but he's working on it. I bought this book because I wanted to learn more about Christine and, even though I didn't like some of the things she did, I can't say she's an unlikable character. She's a teenage girl with issues and I hope she'll be able to work through them. Now, Ana. I don't know about this one. There's a time to speak and a time to be quiet. Ana wasn't clear on that in the first book and she still doesn't get it. And does being a part of The Miracle Girls mean that one can run another's life? In the first book Ana had problems with her mother, but she seems to be just as controlling. I'll have to buy the next book to see what happens next with these girls.
Bill Bryson writes with a great deal of humor, even when talking about how scared he is of black bears. I was reading the book aloud, and couldn't get through that section for about five minutes, I was laughing so hard.