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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2007

    Funny, harrowing and true

    I saw the movie, ordered the book the next day and tore right through it. Clean, in control writing. Quite funny, visceral and touching.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2003

    Good Book I perdict a movie

    Keanu Reeves movie to be filmed But the bustling burb of Portland may very soon see the kung-fu fighting, Agent Smith busting Keanu Reeves AndMatthew McConaughey -- the star of the summer a hypnotizing orthodontist in the movie ¿Thumbsucker.¿

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2003

    Growing up can be hard

    Thumbsucker by Walter Kirn is a journey about a young man Justin trying to find his path in life. It is comparable to a rollercoster ride...just when you think he is reaching his goal he drops back down again. Justins constant foe is his thumbsucking habit. However, when he leaves his habit behind through hypnosis, he finds out how big a void that it filled. This sprials him into a whirlwind of trying to find something else to make him feel whole again. Justin becomes sort of a 'lost soul' and turns to anyone and anything from drugs to religion to feel like a complete person. I feel that young adult readers would enjoy Justin's dark sense of humor. His family is also memorable for some laughs. The relationship that Justin shares with his father is truly a unique situation. It is written in a manner that allows for the reader to see Justin's thought processes and growth, so it may prove valuable to a reader who is dealing with an addiction of sorts. Thumbsucker is quite different from any other young adult literature. Although I found it to be quite disturbing at times, the characters and humor allowed me to continue on and see Justin's painful, humorous, somewhat neurotic journey as he struggles to adulthood.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2000

    Read it!!!

    This is a great book. Great wrighting. I totally understand what 'Justin' is going through in the book, as I suck my thumb, but, even if you don't read the book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 1999

    this book is good,

    I read this book in three days. it really relates to my highschool life style. this book got me back to reading. now i read 100 pages a day. it made me laugh. I reconmend this book for anyone in the reading rut.

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