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Girl Walking Backwards: A Novel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2006

    Awesome!

    I have read the majority of YA lesbian fiction available and even among my favorites is only predictability and cliché. This one, on the other hand truly surprised me. The story of Skye is brutally honest and at times even disturbing. I found that Skye was incredibly relatable perhaps not such much with the tales of drugs and partying but with her mentality and dealings with her increasingly psychotic and emotionally needy mother. This is probably the most daring YA book I¿ve read and as someone who is quite a ways out of the young adult age bracket it is quite refreshing. The writer does not shy away or assume that her readers are young, immature, or sheltered. One of my favorite things about this book (for those that are looking at it for its lesbian content) is that the issue of sexuality is almost a non-issue. This isn¿t a coming out story. No big predictable epiphany of gayness. Skye is just Skye, she doesn¿t apologize for it (and the only person who tries to make her is her mother). The book does not focus on sexuality it focuses on the humanity of a girl who happens to like other girls. If you are easily offended this book probably is not for you but if you enjoy dark, honest and relatable YA lit that doesn¿t treat the readers like children, than I think it is worth giving a try. I read the book in one night and am now going to pass it along to as many of my friends as I can!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2002

    Deep

    The book was one of the deepest things I have ever read. There was just so...much...to it. Another reviewer said that they believed the book to be disgusting and meaningless, but the meaningless just paints a bigger picture overall. The book is amazing, pure and simple, although I would rate it in the range of PG13 and up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2001

    Excellent read!!

    This book was great. As a teenager going through the same things as Skye, it's easy to relate to her and feel empathetic towards her and her situations. Beautifully written. A must read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2001

    One of my favorite books of all time!

    I thought that this book was really beautifully written. I loved the characters and really got swept away by Skye who is just one of the most dynamic wonderful characters ever written in my view. The language that Ms. Williams uses in this book is absolutely phenominal. It is my hope that she writes a new book soon! I'm desperate for a good read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2000

    Very emotional!

    I loved this book! I never read a lesbian novel like this before, i totally related too this .. I felt as if i was Skye. I would recommended this book to anyone !

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2000

    An absolute must read!!

    This book hit me in so many different ways, but most importantly, it changed my life. I want to be Skye! She helped me understand my own struggles. Bett Williams, hurry up and write another amazing book for me, please!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2000

    Compelling

    GWB was an awesome book and i have no idea why people hate it. it will definity make you uncomfortable and maybe that is the best part. it hits you with a wall of reality.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2000

    Girl Walking Backwards: A Novel

    A wonderful and interesting story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2000

    Wonderfully fresh

    Bett Williams may be a new published fiction writer; but, her work is amazing. This is a must read book. I couldn't put it down. Told with such realistic needs, wants, and desires, it is a story that all will identify with!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 1999

    Girl Walking Backwards: A Novel

    this book is great for all thosse people who like realisim

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