Read Between the Lines

Read Between the Lines

Book - 2015 | 1st ed.
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Does anyone ever see us for who we really are? Jo Knowles's revelatory novel of interlocking stories peers behind the scrim as it follows nine teens and one teacher through a seemingly ordinary day. Thanks to a bully in gym class, unpopular Nate suffers a broken finger-the middle one, splinted to flip off the world. It won't be the last time a middle finger is raised on this day. Dreamer Claire envisions herself sitting in an artsy café, filling a journal, but fate has other plans. One cheerleader dates a closeted basketball star; another questions just how, as a "big girl," she fits in. A group of boys scam drivers for beer money without remorse-or so it seems. Over the course of a single day, these voices and others speak loud and clear about the complex dance that is life in a small town. They resonate in a gritty and unflinching portrayal of a day like any other, with ordinary traumas, heartbreak, and revenge. But on any given day, the line where presentation and perception meet is a tenuous one, so hard to discern. Unless, of course, one looks a little closer-and reads between the lines.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2015.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780763663872
Characteristics: 329 p.


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Jul 28, 2016

I enjoyed reading "Read Between the Lines', it's different from other books. You see how several individuals feel about themselves and how they see/feel about others. You don't have one main character, there's several, but each person relates to one another in some way. This book was intriguing and well-written, high recommended!


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