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Jennifer Finney Boylan

Autor(a) de Mad Honey

14+ Works 4,056 Membros 268 Críticas 3 Favorited

About the Author

Jennifer Finney Boylan is the New York Times bestselling author of twelve books, including, most recently, Stuck in the Middle with You. She is a regular contributor to the op-ed page of the New York Times and a professor of English at Colby College in Maine.

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Obras por Jennifer Finney Boylan

Mad Honey (2022) 1,413 exemplares
Long Black Veil: A Novel (2017) 341 exemplares
Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs (2020) 138 exemplares
Planets (1991) 90 exemplares
Falcon Quinn and the Black Mirror (2010) 72 exemplares
Getting In (1998) 58 exemplares
The Constellations (1994) 41 exemplares

Associated Works

Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community (2014) — Introdução, algumas edições259 exemplares
How Beautiful the Ordinary: Twelve Stories of Identity (2009) — Contribuidor — 216 exemplares
This Is the Place: Women Writing About Home (2017) — Contribuidor — 38 exemplares

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I didn’t like the whole story about the bees…. Why was that even part of the book. Totally surprised about the transgender issues
 
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BethQuerrey | 71 outras críticas | Feb 3, 2024 |
Kind of a weird mood throughout this. It had more of an edge than I expected, so that kind of threw me. What's the word? 
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Jenniferforjoy | 14 outras críticas | Jan 29, 2024 |
I felt completely betrayed by the authors. After being pulled through a page-turning story that enlightened me on LGBTQ+ they tossed out a “twist” ending that ruined the whole thing.
 
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marysanten | 71 outras críticas | Jan 27, 2024 |
Another book about teenage strife. This time the book centers around a trans girl and her boyfriend. Lily was born as Liam, but always felt like she was a girl. Her father could not accept this and lashed out at her for her preferring her female side. After an explosive encounter with her father, she and her mom left dad and traveled across the country to start again. She was given hormone treatments and had an operation to give her female parts. She meets Asher through a friend she made named Maya and they connected immediately. Asher and Maya grew up together and were very close. Asher began dating Lily and they fell in love. Asher, like Lily, did not have a dad in his daily life. His father was abusive to his mom and they moved away from him when his mom felt like he might be abusive to Asher. Lily and Asher have sex and that is when he learns that she was born male. He was able to accept it, but at times he would have bursts of anger that would leave bruise marks on Lily?s arms. Asher surprises Lily around Christmas with the gift of having her dad and her dad meet again. Lily explodes with anger and resentment and walks away from Asher. She becomes ill, doesn?t go to school and won?t see or hear from Asher. After not seeing her, he gets upset and decides to go see her to make sure she is okay. When he arrives at her home, he finds her lying on the floor at the bottom of her staircase unresponsive. Asher is then arrested for first degree murder. The evidence stacks up against him. He tries to commit suicide. Then a pathologist testifies that Lily may have had a disease that could cause her to bruise very easily and could be fatal. Asher is acquitted. After being found innocent, his good friend Maya visits him and confesses that she had an altercation with Lily about her feelings for Asher. A struggle ensued and she accidentally pushed Lily down the stairs. So the story really ends up being about jealousy. Kirkus: The shocking murder of a teenager thrusts a small town into the headlines and destabilizes the lives of everyone who knew her.Olivia McAfee, a professional beekeeper and single mother, fled Boston and an abusive husband to try to give her son, Asher, a better life in small-town New Hampshire. Things go well for their first 12 years in Adams. Asher is a well-liked senior and captain of the high school hockey team; he barely remembers his abusive father; he and his mother have a great relationship; and he's preparing to go off to college. Then he meets Lily Campanello, a new girl who, like his mother, has fled a troubled past. Things get very serious quickly; then, one afternoon after they've had a fight, Asher finds Lily dead at the bottom of her basement stairs. Before he even has time to grieve, he's arrested and charged with her murder. What follows is a long and public courtroom trial in which everyone's secrets are exposed and even his own mother begins to question his innocence. Told in two storylinesone Olivia's, in the present, and one Lily's, going backward from the day of her murderÂ¥the novel is well plotted but sometimes feels long-winded, including characters who don't have much significance and details that don't seem relevant. It takes a while for the book to get moving, but once the trial begins, it becomes more compelling, and the courtroom scenes are where the writing shines brightest. The characters aren't as well developed as they should be, though, often feeling wooden or monochromaticÂ¥some always say the right thing while others always say or do the wrong thingÂ¥and the ending is predictable.A well-paced story that highlights several timely issues, with a stimulating courtroom trial that makes it worth reading.… (mais)
 
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bentstoker | 71 outras críticas | Jan 26, 2024 |

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Obras
14
Also by
3
Membros
4,056
Popularidade
#6,205
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
268
ISBN
101
Línguas
2
Marcado como favorito
3

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