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A Ticket to Ride

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2014

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    Res 4. And you can wear whatever you want.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Great story, great writing!

    I happened upon this book while browsing in the store & I am so thrilled that I did. I wasn't disappointed in the least. Except that it ended too soon.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2008

    'Ticket'plumbs the intricacies of human relationships

    Kudos for Ticket to Ride! Adolescence is a time when vulnerability is at its peak - and this is the time McLain's book explores. Every reader will harken back to those fragile times as they read the story of Jamie and Fawn, and their tragedy of wrong choices. And many will dredge up memories, as I did, of close calls from bad judgments. And yet, the book is not a 'teenager' book. The parallel story of Uncle Raymond and his dedication to his sister shows a depth of character complexity that puts it on a level with the best in literary fiction. The writing in Ticket to Ride is unusually good - evocative, poetic, but right on target. And I loved the way the suspense built toward the end. I was absolutely shaking with anxiety over the outcome until the last few sentences.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2008

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    Beautifully written, with a super evocative sense of the times--early 70's mainly but also scenes in the mid 60's. I also thought the author really captured that intense first friendship dynamic perfectly. The characters were fresh and individual and the story had a great blend of plot, detail, and lyricism. Highly recommended!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2008

    read this book!

    I found Paula McLain¿s ¿A Ticket to Ride¿ a great discovery, rich in detail and characterization and beautifully written. The central two relationships are intricate and compelling, and we are jarred into self-knowledge through seeing characters act in ways to which we can all too easily relate. Plus, McLain has a poet¿s touch with a phrase, and for anyone who loves language, her imagery is sheer pleasure: ¿It was August. For years it was August.... wilting patio chairs... Dry grass scratched unreadable names into the back of our thighs... a molting feather pillow... rich housewives walking sneezing Pomeranians... Fawn had this effect on all males, no matter the species, as if she were a kind of a virus, or emitted a signal at a male-specific register.¿ And there¿s McLain¿s seemingly encyclopedic knowledge of music and period detail and the sometimes surprising: ¿...the BBs from his Daisy rifle raining down on the green water, skittering then sinking fast.¿ McLain draws us in with her total command of her material, the power of her story, and the richness of her language. Highly recommended.

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