Saturday, January 27, 2007

Name Me Nobody

Author: Lois-Ann Yamanaka

First line: I have a feeling that my obsession with names started with my mother, Roxanne Kaya.

Why you should read this book: A powerhouse of a novel. Emi-lou and Yvonne have been best friends since infancy, but the summer before their freshman year, the girls begin to drift apart as they stockpile painful secrets. Full of honest revelation and relationships, along with lots of Hawaiian dialect.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You think teenagers should be kept in dark rooms until they finish puberty and should under no circumstances receive information about the real world or anything that deviates from a mainstream conservative view of normality.

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