Acquired via BookCrossing 24 Jan 2006 – BookRing

An interesting book. I found it quite trippy and spacey, disconnected and confusing, much as the teenagers’ lives are in the book. Or maybe it’s because I read it while sickening for and getting a cold-with-a-temperature! Anyway, it’s a good small-town coming-of-age book, set apart by the well-observed and wryly done Mennonite background (I particularly liked the descriptions of the other groups – those ones wear polka dots and have beards and kerchiefs, etc). I didn’t find the ending as shocking as I think the reviewer who wrote the blurbs on the book did, but then I have read a few in this genre. Glad I got to read it at last.