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Lessons From a Dead Girl by Jo Knowles

I'm still too deep in this book to even think about giving it a "review." And, I think, even when I'm further out, further away, I won't want to. Because its one of those books that hit me so hard, I don't want to analyze it.

So I'll just say, when I thought I knew what to expect, the story surprised me. When I expected to know the pattern the author would choose, she added another twist. Where I figured I'd be able to read with detachment, I was pulled in, tossed around, and knocked flat.

The layers of experience, pain, and understanding--both from the characters and the author--go deeper than most writers would attempt, let alone succeed at.

Thank you, Jo.

Comments

d_michiko_f
Mar. 11th, 2008 04:15 pm (UTC)
Isn't it just a powerful book? I admire Jo so much!
beckylevine
Mar. 11th, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
It's amazing. I thought I was just going to start it while I ate breakfast this morning & then couldn't stop reading.