[DWJ] list for book
hallieod at indigo.ie
Fri Jul 7 18:09:00 EDT 2006
> > Reading it atm, as it happens. (V. funny on all the teachers forcing
>> _The Catcher in the Rye_ down their throats.) But for the cursing,
>> KD doesn't come near _Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist_, which
>> almost rivals the way we talked in school. (And that was a fairly
>> rough school in *Dublin*, so it's saying something. I wouldn't
>> recommend N&NIP, personally, but that has nothing to do with the
>Could you enlarge on why not? People on the US Child Lit list have been
>enthusing about it.
I hadn't seen it on that list so much (just because I can't read all
messages), but other places I have (though the enthusing hasn't been
entirely universal). Not saying that I would recommend anyone avoid
it, mind. Overall I thought the writing was very uneven, with some
passages verging on the ridiculous. But as well as that I felt that
underneath its cooler-than-cool surface it was surprisingly
reactionary in a way that annoyed me on behalf of the teen readers.
I wrote a bit more about it on my LJ, and could send you the link
offlist - and would be happy to send you the book so you could see
what you think yourself without having to jump through hoops to get a
copy, if you'd like.
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