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The Wig in the Window

3/5. YA about the tween girls playing spy games at night who happen upon their neighbor acting suspicious.

Fair warning, I have had a huge Too Like the Lightning* hangover for a week and no book will satisfy me. This one is cute, and full of women! Like, brim full – every major relationship is between ladies of various ages. But it hit a lot of my embarrassment squick, subcategory kids doing terribly inappropriate things for good reasons that adults loudly disbelieve. Auuuuugh.

Still, if I had a tween girl in my life, I'd get her this. …And subsequently make sure she did not have a rope strategically tied to get out her window at night.

*Yes, yes, I read it. I have thoughts! …Someday.

Date: 2016-06-02 02:30 am (UTC)
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OMG Too Like the Lightning! I would love to hear any and all thoughts you want to share about it.

Date: 2016-06-05 11:00 pm (UTC)
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I would be fascinated to hear your Too Like The Lightning thoughts, as I lived with the writer for upwards of a decade and am too close to that book to have any idea what it looks like to somebody who didn't argue over tiny details of it all day every day for, uh, years. As it is, I tend to think it came out well, though there are also Things I Would Not Have Done That Way and places Ada and I just flat-out disagree about life, the universe, and everything, but I just... I am genuinely eager to hear what people think about that book who don't go into it already speaking Ada's idiolect. I mean we had a 'bash. That is what we called it while we lived in it. So.

Not living with her any more though still good friends; she's my ex even though we weren't technically romantic? It's complicated. Now that marriage equality is a thing maybe people will start understanding what I mean when I say we were domestic partners.

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