Omar Lopez Sanchez Lopez Sanchez من عند Osłowo, بولندا
Suprised how good this is, re-reading it for the first time since high school. Al's prose moves and creates space and evokes les senses, not to mention conveys a bunch of serious metaphysical mairde. Games in the surf. The sides of smoothly curving boobies. An extraordinary moment of violence. Sexy. Sad. And on the surface, not even close to off-puttingly smart.
Full Review Posted in blackplume There is a big world out there–bigger than prom, bigger than high school–and it won’t matter if you were the prom queen, the quarterback of the football team or the biggest nerd in school. Find out who you are and try not be afraid of it. – Josie Geller, Never Been Kissed The quote above is the epigraph of this book which was taken from one of my favorite film, Never Been Kissed starring Drew Barrymore. So when I pick up this book and saw the epigraph I did expect some similarity from the movie. Though the quote perfectly describe this book, The Implosion of Aggie Winchester deals with a lot of issues that are heavier than the romantic comedy film. Aggie like so many other high school students just wants to fit in. But being a principal kid isn’t helping, so when one of the students accused Aggie for rattling this student out to her principal mother, Aggie suddenly cast out. Afraid to be alone she discover a new friend in Sylvia. A goth girl who acts tough, dress in all black and wear black make up. Aggie follows Sylvia, she try to look tough and act tough outside because she believes that by doing so, no one will mess up with her. But being tough isn’t just about looking and acting tough because deep inside Aggie has lots of fears that she needs to deal. The author perfectly capture all the teenager angst and drama. Aggie’s voice as a conflicted teenager is realistically portrayed. Her angst, insecurities, confusions, fears and hopes are clearly laid out and reading from her point of view will make you feel all the thing she’s going through. Continue Reading here