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Object Lessons

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2001

    Incredible!!!

    This novel changed how I view life. Only Quindlen can accurately portray the complex emotions a young girl can feel in the course of one summer and how much things can change in the course of a few months. Through her poignant writing style I have been able to come to terms with changes in my own life. I would recommend this to anyone who has been a thirteen-year-old girl or knows a thirteen-year-old girl!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2000

    Dull with no story

    There was no plot to speak of and the characters were about as stereotype as they come--Irish Catholics vs. Italian Catholics, tyrannical patriarch, unhappy housewife who hasn't mastered the art of birth control and none of her relatives, who are so shocked that she keeps getting pregnant, care to share the secret with her. I could only get about two thirds through before I had to call it quits. I am amazed this book was even published, let alone a bestseller.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2000

    Excellent Novel

    'Object Lessons' is a very well-written novel about a time that is the same for everyone, yet is different for each individual: the time when one must learn to deal with the various changes that life throws upon him/her, good or bad. Through accepting these changes, one not only matures, but learns more about his/her identity: who they are, and who they want to become, which is a very important factor in life. The events in this novel are ones that many people can relate to, regardless of age: the breakup of a friendship, the start of a new one, a death in the family, a wedding, a divorce. Then there are those deeper issues, such as holding on to past memories, and discovering who the people close to you really are. I feel this is a 'must-read' for anyone who needs an uplifting on how to live his/her life.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    Highly relatable

    I really enjoyed this book. I think anyone, especially women, can identify with Maggie in one way or another. All the characters were fully realized and you really felt for them. I only wish this book had been a little longer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2007

    Anna Quindlan does it again!

    I have only read two other books by her, they were both great, and this book was no exception. She is my favorite author!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2005

    A good read

    I enjoyed this book. It was a fairly quick read and the author really did a good job of making you feel for and understand the characters. It was not the most stimulating or captivating book I've ever read but still worth the effort.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2003

    Intellectual and Honest

    I was required to read this book for english class in the 9th grade,and I can honestly say that I have read it at least 9 times. I love this book. Quindlen does a great job in the growth and chance of the characters in Object Lessons. I found it to be honest and intersting at the same time. It is my #2 book of all time and I highly recommend it.

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