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Leftovers

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6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

From the strong characters, even stronger and painfully logical

From the strong characters, even stronger and painfully logical development of them, to the voice it is written in and the plot itself- added in with Wiess' knack for saying things perfectly- this piece is a work of genius. Many of the events that happened are ones I di...
From the strong characters, even stronger and painfully logical development of them, to the voice it is written in and the plot itself- added in with Wiess' knack for saying things perfectly- this piece is a work of genius. Many of the events that happened are ones I didn't expect but that seems to be the case with her books- there is simply no way to predict where things are going to head next. If you can stomach the raw emotions, the angst-filled plot line, and the overall content, then read this book. It is well worth it. I enjoyed the way the author wrote this - the point of view alternating between each of the girls. The story is told as though they are telling everything to one particular person - which they are. With this type of writing, it brings the story even more to life, I feel.
To be honest, I am a bit torn as to my complete feelings of Leftovers. I enjoyed it, but can't say that I loved it. It was very enlightening and I am glad that I read it - it also has made me curious to read the author's other work "Such a Pretty Girl" and any upcoming works.
I would say for those who have not read Leftovers, to give it a try, it is very original and will make you think a bit.
In Leftovers, we begin with two girls - Blair and Ardith. They come from two totally different backgrounds, yet they share many of the same heartaches, sorrows and despair over their family life. Both come from dysfunctional families - Blair's more the emotional, while Ardith battles with both physical and emotional. Teens these days are forced to grow up much too early and have to deal with things that they should not even have to worry about. Leftover brings those facts to life.  

posted by XXXOOOBookwormOOOXXX on October 10, 2014

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Disturbing

Scary to think that this is how families (dis)function.

posted by Franne on March 21, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2013

    LEFTOVERS Is The Type Of Book That Will Stay With You, Ive read

    LEFTOVERS Is The Type Of Book That Will Stay With You, Ive read It About A Year Ago And Still Think Of It From Time To Time. Laura Wiess' Writing Is So Beautiful. I Was Shocked, Sad, Angry, And Hurt. So Many Emotions Ran Through Me While Reading This. I Felt Attached To The Characters, And I Love Books Like That. I Recommend This Book To Teen Girls And Their Mothers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    Okay.

    Confusing but really interesting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 22, 2009

    So Hard To Read

    This was an amazing book. It was so hard to read because it's just so true. I am currently in ninth grade and was shocked to realize how much I had in common with Ardith and Blair. The writing was really really good, but it might have been too good, cause it was kinda confusing at the beginning. It was a really sad book that i recommend every preteen girl read before she gets to high school.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2008

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    Leftovers is definitely a book written for the young adult genre although it seems to offer a unique look into 'teen life' for anyone 20+. The material is both shocking and eery. After reading every book by Bret Easton Ellis and Chuck Palahniuk, I figured Leftovers would be a nice PG version of some Jay McInerny novel. It more than met my expections and I found some of the 'scenes' a bit unsettling even for myself. My only critism was the ending. The climax was very weak and left me feeling extremely unsatisfied. I found that the other 'incidents' throughout the book were far more shocking and unsettling.

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