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Liesl SchillingerKing is a beautiful writer, with equally strong gifts for dialogue and internal monologue. Silently or aloud, her characters betray the inner tumult they conceal as they try to keep themselves together, wanting others to see them as whole. Whether they're children, teenagers or adults in their 40s, 50s and older, they demonstrate through their confusions that what we like to call coming-of-age is a process that doesn't always end. Like people in real life, King's characters alter their behavior each time they interact with someone different—parent, sibling, friend, lover, student, boss—exposing the protean nature of personality. Context controls character.
—The New York Times