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Posted February 5, 2012
Great Book - an enthralling story
Chinese Handcuffs may not be the most well known book in existence, but it’s truly a great read. Keep in mind it’s only for mature readers. The story revolves around a boy who has to face difficult obstacles involving the people he loves. Real world problems like suicide, abuse, and pregnancy are addressed, and each character in the book handle their issue differently. The characters are highly relatable and realistic, and the plotline will cause smiles and tears. This isn’t a happy bedtime read, but it is an enthralling page-turner that is not easy to put down.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 28, 2004
I would not teach this book to save my life.
I did not like any part of this book. It objectifies women at every turn. It seems the only way women can find their way out of a problem is to lean on a boy who watched his brother commit suicide. Well, I have had that experience, and you do not bounce back from it the way this boy seems to! I thought it was unrealistic. Yes, teens have problems, but it seems that every problem possible happens to a single character. Give me a break and stick with 'Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes.'Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.