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Gossip of the Starlings

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  • Posted February 3, 2011

    Great read for all ages.

    I think the characters in this book are relatable to people of all ages. This is a book about growing up, realising consequences of being an adult versus an adolescent. I would highly recommend this book to anyone, especially young people of about that age. It is a book I will definitely read again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2008

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    Catherine Morrow, a student at Esther Percy School for Girls, a boarding school in Vermont, is befriended by Skye Butterfield, the beautiful daughter of a Massachusetts senator. Catherine¿s closest friends, Susannah and John Paul, feel crowded out by Skye¿s presence. This situation is menacingly aggravated by this group of friends¿ pranks and drug use. At first, I felt that I couldn¿t relate to the story. After all, it was a story about wealthy, risk-taking, drug-abusing high school students. The story from the outset seemed unsettling. It was the author¿s beautiful and intelligent prose, however, which engaged me. I realized that there was more to this story than my first impression. Having been drawn in especially by its psychology, the story presented a picture of something ominous. Throughout reading the entire book, that feeling remained. Moving through the story, I began to see a deeper layer of narration. I was taken in by a story of teenagers¿ travails ¿ dealing with parents, accepting authority, setting priorities, learning about friendship, and developing one¿s own moral place in the world. These are all universal themes to which anyone can relate. As I allowed myself to accept the characters as they were, I was rewarded with the feeling that I really knew them despite their shortcomings. This made the story much richer for me and engaged me emotionally to the end. I definitely like the author¿s writing style and would recommend this book to others. I think this story would be especially interesting to people who¿ve already enjoyed such books as John Green¿s Looking for Alaska or Curtis Sittenfield¿s Prep.

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