Wednesday, July 13, 2005

I heard about The Torn Skirt by Rebecca Godfrey at Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind. It's a short but intense book about a sixteen year old girl named Sara whose father takes off leaving her to fend for herself. When she sees a girl with a torn skirt she is immediately fascinated by her and Justine becomes the catalyst for Sara's spiral out of control. Sara is a fascinating character - she grew up in a cult until her father took her and left it (and her mother) behind. She is so controlled (her nickname is The Ice Queen) but also wild and searching for security all at the same time. The writing is beautiful and poetic but not overwrought (although Justine's black dress and Sara's white dress was a little much). It looks like her second book is coming out this fall and I will definitely be keeping an eye out for it.

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