July 14, 2009

Touch By Francine Prose

What really happened at the back of the bus? Did they, or didn't they? Did she, or didn't she? Something happened to fourteen-year-old Maisie Willard—something involving her three friends, all boys. But their stories don't match, and the rumors spin out of control. Then other people get involved . . . the school, the parents, the lawyers. The incident at the back of the bus becomes the center of Maisie's life and the talk of the school, and, horribly, it becomes news. With just a few words and a touch, the kids and their community are changed forever. From nationally acclaimed author Francine Prose comes an unforgettable story about the difficulties of telling the truth, the consequences of lying, and the most dangerous twist of all—the possibility that you yourself will come to believe something that you know isn't true

This book kept me constantly confused. You were always wondering what just happened and everything seemed not in a specific order. Sometimes instead of going foward it went back and explained weird things. I thought Maisie was really whiney. She was always complaing by her stepmom and for the short time at her mom's her stepdad. She was also a really weird main character, like the story was oddly narrated. Oh she was also complaining about her therapy and lawyer she was always constantly naggging about how she doesn't want to go there but when she usually gets there she acts normal and sounds like she wants be there. Her three best friends who are guys sounded wierd and I think its highly unlikely that your three best friends are going to ask to touch your boobs. I know she was gone for a year and she all of a sudden grew boobs but I don't think they will ask to touch your boobs. So I know this sounds like a bad review but the book was okay not the best but not horrible.
3.25 out of 5

1 comment:

Taschima Cullen said...

I wanted to read this book, but looks like its going in the back burner