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Icy Sparks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2014

    Personal Reason

    Hai. o.o

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2005

    An Okay Book

    Icy Sparks is a novel about a girl who lives with her grandparents because her parents died when she was a baby. Icy has a condition that causes her to tick, croak and yell obscenities. She tries to supress these urges but when people say the right thing the ticks and curses just comes out. This condition, Tourette's Syndrome, goes undiagnosed until she is an adult. Because of this condition, Icy isolates herself and only communicates with her grandparents, her tutor Miss Emily, her principal and a young boy named Peavy. I enjoyed this book, but it was hard to stay into the story at some points. It was interesting to see this disease from the point of view of one who is afflicted with it. I would recommend this book to almost anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2005

    Good book, lousy ending

    I really enjoyed the majority of this book. However, the ending had a lot to be desired. I felt as if the author decided she had gone far enough and ended it quickly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2003

    And okay read

    This book is an OK read. Definetly a quick one. You almost wish there were a 100 more pages and little more development of almost all aspects of book. I wonder where the author's experience stands with Tourrette's because she doesnt seem to give it the tormentingly personal detail that someone who knows what it is like to have an illness no one understands and to suffer from it without any control over it whatsoever would. I have read plenty of books where the author obviously comes from that place. Maybe not the same exact circumstances, but knows from some strikingly analogous experience just how poignant some struggles in life are. So I guess I would say, OK, but a little ingenuine.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2003

    Nothing To Draw The Reader In With

    This book was a very simple read. It left nothing for the imagination and each chapter was basically a repeat of the one before with only a few character changes. The story itself has a lot of potential, but the author lacks the skills to present the characters in a light that makes you feel like you NEED to know them. Not a horrible book, but not a must read either.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2001

    Touching character- but rather dull read

    I was touched by the idea of the character- despite her being somewhat cliche. I found myself wishing that somehow I would find Icy in a different story more appropriate for her complexity.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2001

    Beginning is hauntingly compelling, but it loses speed at the end.

    I came away from this book with a much better understanding of Tourette Syndrome and the repercussions of it. At the beginning I could not put this book down. I was infatuated with Icy and her life in the Kentucky mountains. However, as the story progressed, I felt the plot veered too far away from the original story problem. The subplots became unrelated and unnecessary. The author could have spent more time on the life of Icy as she grew further into adulthood. I am glad I read this book. It did give me a better understanding of the feelings of those not considered to be 'just like the rest of us.' I did begin to lose interest, but I finished it because I felt I had invested too much time in Icy's life to not see her through to the end.

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