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The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls

by Julie Schumacher

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The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls by Julie Schumacher
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  • Published in USA  May 2012
    240 pages
    Genre: Novels

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I'm Adrienne Haus, survivor of a mother-daughter book club. Most of us didn't want to join. My mother signed me up because I was stuck at home all summer, with my knee in a brace. CeeCee's parents forced her to join after cancelling her Paris trip because she bashed up their car. The members of "The Unbearable Book Club," CeeCee, Jill, Wallis, and I, were all going into eleventh grade A.P. English. But we weren't friends. We were literary prisoners, sweating, reading classics, and hanging out at the pool. If you want to find out how membership in a book club can end up with a person being dead, you can probably look us up under mother-daughter literary catastrophe. Or open this book and read my essay, which I'll turn in when I go back to school.

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"Starred Review. The characters, especially the four girls, sparkle… Smart and insightful." - Kirkus Reviews

"Her story is packed full of references to literature, not only the books that the club reads but also others that Adrienne correlates to her life and her story. The structure of the story and these references give it the feel of reading an essay while still reading like a narrative, and much to the true form of a story, it has a twist at the end. Required summer reading never seemed so exciting before." - VOYA

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Solid teen fiction
A solid teen book with a bit of a twist at the end. I thought the situation - a summer book club forced on a small group of unrelated girls by their moms - was unrealistic, but once I accepted that as a given, the rest of the story worked. A little different take on the "book club" novel.

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Julie Schumacher

Julie Schumacher is the author of several highly acclaimed children's books. She is a professor of English at the University of Minnesota. Visit her online at www.julieschumacher.com.

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