Love and Other Carnivorous Plants

Love and Other Carnivorous Plants Freshman year at Harvard was the most anticlimactic year of Danny s life She s failing pre med and drifting apart from her best friend One by one Danny is losing all the underpinnings of her identity

  • Title: Love and Other Carnivorous Plants
  • Author: Florence Gonsalves
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Freshman year at Harvard was the most anticlimactic year of Danny s life She s failing pre med and drifting apart from her best friend One by one, Danny is losing all the underpinnings of her identity When she finds herself attracted to an older, edgy girl who she met in rehab for an eating disorder, she finally feels like she might be finding a new sense of self But wFreshman year at Harvard was the most anticlimactic year of Danny s life She s failing pre med and drifting apart from her best friend One by one, Danny is losing all the underpinnings of her identity When she finds herself attracted to an older, edgy girl who she met in rehab for an eating disorder, she finally feels like she might be finding a new sense of self But when tragedy strikes, her self destructive tendencies come back to haunt her as she struggles to discover who that self really is.

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    1. DNF at 25%. I see no point in reading this book. I already know that it’s not going to teach me something meaningful and I feel as though there is a part missing—the part before and where she is recovering. All we get is the *after* part, making it seem as though the story begun a long time ago and what we get is what the heroine cares to share. Speaking of the heroine, she is the non-stop sarcastic type. At first it was okay, and I even enjoyed her crazy thoughts or somewhat clever remarks, [...]

    2. I really loved Danny’s voice in this book. She made me laugh and feel her acute contradictions and the itchy realness of her suffering. She was a wonderful narrator of the show-don’t-tell variety, who fucks up and fucks up and lies to herself and lies to you and makes hyperbolic jokes all along the way.The story itself I didn’t love. Halfway through it takes a sudden sharp turn, and from there wavers along, no longer certain of its destination or goals. It doesn’t stick the landing becau [...]

    3. I had a lot of problems with this book. Could have been the manuscript I was reading. Maybe the editor fixed things in the process?

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