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This review is from: A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing (Paperback)
This was one of the most difficult and enjoyable books I have read.
The language of the narrator, the subject matter, the matter of fact way the details of the narrator's life are described in literary language as processes of thought rather than the spoken word all make this book a challenging and moving read. However difficult the language appears, press on. It so cleverly describes all that is necessary to make this a moving portrayal of the life of used, abused and self abusing young woman who tries, against all odds, to carve out a better life for herself and an ill sibling. An achievement!