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Dle dragged ass and I just can t orgive that If you are looking NORJAK for a good discussion book I do believe this would be a good choice Receivedree copy via GoodreadsThis one s a bit hard or me to review I liked the passages about social mobility but I elt there was too little analysis along that line and too much The Outside focus on other pieces of the story I alsoelt that the ending was unexpected and in general I had a hard time connecting with the characters which makes sense because their lives are very different Loving James (Surviving Elite High, from mine It wasn t badly written though I guess it s just not my kind of book So many cliches Dull plot unlikable narrator and nothing imaginative While I liked parts of this book immensely the author seems to have lost her way somewhere along the middle I d hoped that there would be developm Serena and her bestriend Grimshaw are just trying to make it through high school and out of their poor rundown town There is no Bedford Square (Charlotte Thomas Pitt, futureor either of them there They both come I See Rude People from less than perfectamily situations Both have HVAC Design Sourcebook fathers who died when they were young Serena is little well off Her mom is the principal and she has a step dad and siblings Grimshaw samily is considered the trash of the town Both girls Melvin Menchers News Reporting and Writing feel stuck Grimshaw the most She aspires to be a dancer and she uses her beauty to use guys to her advantage When she starts dating an older guy named Mike Serena can tell only bad things are coming As Grimshaw decides to leave town with Mike and start her career Serena tries to do everything in the power to save herriendThere is no easy way to explain The Spaces Between Us A lot happens in this story It encompasses abo. Mantle her amily’s hopeless reputation But sometimes the biggest obstacles are the ones you don’t see coming; Grimshaw’s uest or success becomes a ight or survival and Serena’s independent study gets a little too real With the Bare It All (Love Undercover, future of theirriendship and their lives on the line the stakes have never been so hi.
C I doubt she would have thought that uicklyWhat I LikedThe Introduction to Serena I really liked Serena throughout most of the novel Irony Man was a great intro to her character and you knew exactly who this girl is by page 5 She had several people tell her about herself EARLY in the novel and she made efforts to change I hate when characters are beat over the head with their shortcoming by several people and then grow in the last 50 pages Serena didn t dwell on the Bare It All (Love Undercover, fact that people didn t like her She also didn t have much of an inner monologue about that which seems unrealistic I think many of us want to be liked even if we don t want to admit it Serena sort ofell apart characterwise at the endMelody Melody was a great character I don t think she necessarily had a new voice but she was very insightful about her own life and she made huge efforts to change it I appreciate reading about a teen character who doesn t bitch and moan about how shitty their life is but actually makes movesMelody and Serena s Friendship I liked how the author showed their co dependence I thought it was believable and I think teens would gain a lot of insight into their own An Elusive Victorian friendshipsThemes I love a good themey metaphorical novel and this one had plenty The aforementioned cars was a bit on the nose with the meaningreedom But I liked the different ways the author A Bird in the House featured cars throughout the narrative There s a good overall metaphor on page 56 which I thought summed up the girl s relationship Other themes included the savior complex and the measurement of successOverall I REALLY wanted to love this book and it was so close to being great but that mid. Serena begins toixate on communism hoping to get a rise out of her blue collar actory town Her Western Civ teacher catches on and gives her an independent study of class and upward mobility what creates the spaces between us Meanwhile Grimshaw sets goals of her own to make it onto the cheerleading suad ind a job and dis.
There was some great themes and a well rounded nuanced supporting character but the middle of the novel left me yawningMy IssuesThe Middle of the Novel The novel started off really strong with Serena and Mel but after Serena comes back The Last Imaginary Place from Maine the novel takes a weird tone The whole cheerleaderNanci Lee thing seemed like a totally different novel The two cheerleaders did not have a uniue voice and they didn t do anything to advance to plot This book isull of amazing themes but the middle didn t seem to support any of them The middle is the reason why I dropped this a whole star Dropped PlotsPacing to uick Serena s time in Maine with her uncle was too uick especially considering he comes back at the end Serena also does a complete 180 after her summer and the explanation wasn t strong enough The upward mobility assignment seemed like it was going to be pivotal but Serena asks randos about it and her teacher doesn t discuss it with her I understand that the author isn t holding our hands with the themes but the upward mobility discussion seemed to be an after thought which is a shame considering this book is has some povertyclass undertones Cars were an obvious theme that usually means Not Just Roommates freedom Once again I know the author didn t want to hold our hands but Ielt like cars could have been a larger character in the narrative Nit Picks Serena was in Maine all summer and Mel didn t call her At Cassidy Harte and the Comeback Kid (Outlaw Hartes, first I thought this was set in a dateless time because the author didn t mention cell phones until page 75ish Then Iigured they were too poor Jean-Paul Sartre for phones but a land line is still a thing HELLO The confrontation with Mike was a bit unrealisti. Two outcast bestriends are desperate to survive senior year and break away Vintage Games from their ruralactory townSerena Velasco and her best Zamba friend Melody Grimshaw are dying to get out of their shrinkingactory town Until now they’ve been coasting eluding the bleakness of home and the banality of high school In a rebellious turn.