This books is definitely one to read. At least that's what I think. Reading this book had me going through a plethora of emotions, which is usually my sign it's a good book. Beside the emotions I stated in my earlier blog post, I finished this book having felt sad, angry and happy.
- Sad: I was sad to see what happened to the girls and the teachers (I won't give details for fear of a spoiling). I was sad that Liza started questioning herself due to the events that happened.
- Angry: I was angry at the reaction of the school when they found out about Liza, saying that she had a disease and needed to be fixed. It makes me angry to think that there are people in the world that still think this even today.
- Happy: I was happy about the ending (again, I won't give details). I was happy to see Liza figure out who she was and what she wanted.
I'm not an emotional person to begin with, but I love the books that can get that kind of rise our of me. I was literally fuming on the train as I was reading the scene with the school hearing. In the end, I hated Mrs. Poindexter and Ms. Baxter. I hated their ignorance and the ignorance they spread to the students including Liza's friend Sally. What makes it real is that these portrays are accurate. And society today isn't as bad as it was a decade ago, two decades ago, five decades ago. I can't even imagine it. I commend Nancy Garden for writing this story and I am glad it got the acclaim it so deserved.
We'll see what the book club thinks. We meet June 22st. Till then.
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