Lolly could define a metaphor in her sleep, but goddamn it she wouldn't recognize one if it galloped up and punched her in the stomach. ARC p.71I may over identify with Violet because I loved her and she is so much like me as a teenager and to some extent me as an adult. But really what I can identify with most is her relationship with her best friend, Katie. It reminded me so very much of me and my best friend, the easy way of talking; of having a conversation that doesn't sound like a conversation to the rest of the world because there is actually no need to finish a thought or a sentence. The other one already knows what you are talking about.
Violet and Katie are so exactly right and so very much like me and my best friend that when I realized that this was going to be partly a "friendship" book, I grew uneasy. I didn't want Violet and Katie to fight and "break up" as happens so much in a friendship book. I wanted them to be best friends forever. But even given my reservations, I completely loved this book. I loved the humor which made me laugh out loud so many times. I loved Violet and Katie. I even liked the vignette-style of storytelling which was an interesting way to get all the details in without bogging down the story. It gave a very clear picture of the school and the girls that attend it and provided a lot of insight into Violet's character.
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Published October 2010
Hogwarts: Muggle Studies