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Like the Red Panda

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2005

    I felt like I was reading my own story

    As I read this book I often felt as if Stella was a mirror image of myself, only in the female form. I was also voted most likely to succeed in my high school and yet was overwhelmed by a tremendous sense of alienation from the world around me. For me it wasn't until my freshman year at a top 10 university that the suicide attempts began. This novel epitomizes the tragedy in our society of how often the most intelligent people are left in utter disconnect philosophically from the usually joyous groudings of life. And so true to life this novel offers no grand solution to those suffering in such distress.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2004

    Interesting

    I kept expecting someone to realize how sad she was. She seemed very tough and smart but all that she went through...it is easy to understand why she was so depressed. I just kept wishing someone would have seen the real her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2004

    Very Real

    As an AP highschool senior living in southern california (about 30 min. from Orange County) I found the events, characters, and overall observations made by Seigel to be histerically accurate. Every detail from the cloned houses to the made-man lake in the middle of a desert to stonner AP kids was totally relate-able. Spend time around my (or any) high school campus and planned middle-class community and you'll see/meet dozens of people who could be a stand-in for any one of the characters in this great novel. I'm sure readers in any part of the country can relate to this stroy, but anyone in Southern California (esp. Santa Clarita) will find this book surprisingly funny and real.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2004

    Good Book, Disappointing ending

    I thought this book was great until I read the last few pages. The character was interesting and the book had my attention all the way to the end. I just think that the way the last chapter ends was pretty dim, and disappointing. Obviously you can guess how a book about suicide ends. I just think that the grandfather in the end ruined it for me. I just wasn't expecting it, and hated it. That's just my opinion, otherwise the book was a pretty good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2004

    Coolio!

    I liked this book, though it wasn't as good in the end. I liked the rest though. +

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2004

    Nuanced and hilarious

    suburban teen-angst meets existentialism...good stuff.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2004

    great read!

    This book had me hooked on the first word. I would recommend this book to anyone, and i can't wait for her to write another....

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    Posted September 26, 2010

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