Friday, July 16, 2010
The Girl with the Mermaid Hair (audio) by Delia Ephron
I was completely ready to hate Suki from the get-go. And I kind of did at the beginning. By the end, though, I felt so sad for her. She is so lonely and clueless and her mother is a ridiculous person. And so is her father, for that matter. It's easy to see how it's going to end for the people in her life, but I was shocked by some of the actions by the so-called adults. It was sad to see Suki pretending that she had it all together only to see it all fall apart. I wish there had been a little more confrontation at the end. But it reflected a more real life situation rather than the ideal one of a novel.
This book really wasn't what I expected and I was impressed by the turn of events that lead to the end. I think that Sarah Drew, the narrator, really sold this book. As the narrator she struck the right nuances and tone that made Suki bearable until she actually became bearable. I loved Drew's witty and frank interpretation of the text.
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