Solitaire

Solitaire

Book - 2015
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"Tori Spring feels completely disconnected from her life--until she meets the relentlessly cheerful Michael Holden, and a series of schoolwide pranks starts to draw her out of her shell"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, ©2015
ISBN: 9780062335685
Branch Call Number: OSEMAN
Characteristics: 357 pages ; 22 cm

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Brooke_Nicole
May 19, 2017

Authentic, dark, and deep. The character development is "funny because it's true." Themes similar to The Truman Show, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, and The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier. Tone (tragic irony and dark comedy) similar to The Truman Show and Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. Tori's thoughts are like the millennial Holden Caulfield or Jerry Renault, and this book is SO much better than other contemporary young adult fictions and psychological fictions.

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cklkjs
Jul 10, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Tori is a great character and goes through many similar discussions like many other teenagers (as in discussing if Harry and Draco are really in a secret relationship?). The plot is really good, though at the end it's a bit confusing though it wraps up very nicely. Great LGBTQ+ characters and deals with a lot of issues many other teens are dealing with today.

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Brooke_Nicole
May 19, 2017

Other: Mental illnesses discussed in the novel include self-harm, eating disorders, and suicidal thoughts.

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Brooke_Nicole
May 19, 2017

Coarse Language: Some cussing--not excessive, but sometimes strong.

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ecarr1212
Aug 01, 2016

ecarr1212 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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