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Joy McCullough

Auteur de Blood Water Paint

11+ oeuvres 827 utilisateurs 51 critiques

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Œuvres de Joy McCullough

Blood Water Paint (2018) 403 exemplaires
Great or Nothing (2022) 75 exemplaires
We Are the Ashes, We Are the Fire (2021) 74 exemplaires
A Field Guide to Getting Lost (2020) 67 exemplaires
Enter the Body (2023) 64 exemplaires
Champ and Major: First Dogs (2021) 62 exemplaires
Across the Pond (2021) 37 exemplaires
Code Red (2023) 13 exemplaires
The Story of a Book (2023) 11 exemplaires
Not Starring Zadie Louise (2022) 11 exemplaires
Harriet's Ruffled Feathers (2022) 10 exemplaires

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I absolutely recommend the audio book for this, the multiple narrators really bring this to life, and like plays themselves, this is better experienced more than read. Even if you don't know the plays being mentioned, the stories are well supported enough that you can understand even without needing to know the Shakespearean lore.

If you are expecting this to be written like Shakespeare, well to be honest I'm really not sure why, but this is written in Joy McCullough's style with Shakespearean influence. She's an excellent author and that's why I picked this book up in the first place. I loved it, because it's about women taking control of their own stories, and brought up ideas and perspectives that had not occurred to me before about these old plays. An excellent listen/read, especially if you're a fan of writing in verse.… (plus d'informations)
potds1011 | 6 autres critiques | Feb 14, 2024 |
This was an interesting book. It took me awhile to wrap my head around the timeline of WWII. The stories of all the little women were unique. My favorite was Amy's story.
Sassyjd32 | 4 autres critiques | Dec 22, 2023 |
I was not expecting this book to be drafted in the form of monologues or asides or siliques as if I was reading a play. Each of the key female characters from Shakespeare's plays, as well as some key historical figures, are represented in the Traproom scenes. I enjoy poetry and I do enjoy Shakespeare's Blank Verse; however, I was very taken aback and I feel that you should be prepared as well, because Enter the Body felt more in line with a Collection of Poetry rather than a traditional Shakespearian Play or a novel. There seems to be very little interaction between the characters listed so it looses the give and taken and playfulness that is expected from a play -- especially Shakespeare's plays.

If you like poetry, enjoy reading song lyrics, or enjoy musical theater librettos then Enter the Body will be a good fit for you because there is a lot of depth and presentation of how each of these characters feel when looking back at their story -- it's just in the formats previously mentioned. But maybe the second part of the book changes this up.
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RedReviews4You | 6 autres critiques | Jul 16, 2023 |
Eden was an elite gymnast, but a torn labrum ends her career. When an encounter with a school bully leads to a new friendship with a girl who jumped in to help, Eden discovers Casa Esperanza, a food bank with other resources like ELL classes. Eden learns about period poverty, and decides to help by sewing reusable pads. But Eden's mom - who started the successful company My Secret, which sells period products - isn't on board with Eden's new interest and activism, and forbids her to see her new friends. But it's too late: Eden's idea for a ballot initiative has become Soledad's senior project, and with both high school and middle school students (including theater kids) on board, their effort goes viral.

Eden's mom seems rigid and unreasonable for most of the book; her grandma and her dad, a pilot, are supportive, but not always available. Ultimately, after serious conflict, Eden brings her mom around, and they figure out how to work together.

See also: Go With the Flow, Revenge of the Red Club, The Sea in Winter


"But you don't have to be the best at something to enjoy doing it." (5)

But gymnastics was my life for as long as I can remember, and now I have no idea what my life is. (30)

"Sometimes who we are inside doesn't match who we are outside." (30)

"Eden, of course you're going to mess up. That's why I invited you - so you can learn. But you learn by messing up. So try again." (81)

...those things are not who I am. (98)

But the fact is, the one thing I was an expert on is no longer my thing. So I had to be a beginner at something eventually. It might as well be this thing that makes me feel like I want to go out and slay some dragons. (126)

"Something doesn't have to directly benefit you to be worth doing." (165)

But too many things were out of my control....The dream didn't die, it changed. (228)
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JennyArch | Jun 27, 2023 |


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