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  1. [FREE] Girl Girl Blake Nelson ePub | *DOC | audiobook | ebooks | Download PDF #1357151 in Books Blake Nelson 2007-10-23 2007-10-23Original language:EnglishPDF # 1 8.25 x .70 x 5.50l, .50 #File Name: 1416948031256 pagesGirl | File size: 78.Mb Blake Nelson : Girl before purchasing it in order to gage whether or not it would be worth my time, and all praised Girl: 0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. I love this bookBy Sara TriceratopsHow to even begin to describe Girl. I love this book. I have easily read it a dozen times since it was first gifted to me as a teen over 10 years ago. Whenever I am feeling nostalgic and melancholy I pick it up and I find it to ring just as true now as it did in high school. Somehow Blake Nelson has this magic touch of writing just the way teenage girls think. It's the story of Andrea, a teen in Portland going through high school and figuring out where she fits in. It seems belittling to call it a

  2. coming of age novel, it's a coming of age novel in the best possible sense of the term. Read this book immediately, if not sooner!0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Every Girl Should Read ThisBy SheyenneThis story is really good. I was scared that I wouldn't like it but I really enjoyed it. I don't know why but I have an obsession with the 90s maybe because I was born in the 90s but after I saw this book I knew I had to read it. Being that I was a baby during this time I don't really remember it but if it was anything like this for girls growing up I'm glad I was just a kid. I think every female should read this book. Even if you don't like books like this just give it a chance. I'm not into the stuff that Andrea was into but I could kind of relate to her. I didn't think I would want to read the next book. But the last sentence in the story changed my mind.0 of 0 people found the following review helpful. Great teen book!By Shanna M FaulknerThis is my favorite book, well written. Can't help but wonder what happens to Andrea after the book though. I love the main character and the plot. Local music holds a spot in my heart and this book I felt like I could relate to when I was in high school and first read it. Even at 31 years old now it still makes me feel nostalgic about my teen years. Meet Andrea Marr, straight-A high school student, thrift-store addict, and princess of the downtown music scene. Andrea is about to experience her first love, first time, and first step outside the comfort zone of high school, with the help of indie rock band The Color Green. "After I saw Todd Sparrow something deep inside me began to change. It was not a big change and I didn't shave my head and I didn't really think any differently about my life or Hillside or anything like that. But one glimpse of Todd and you immediately realized how limited you were and all the things you could do if you could just break out of your normal existence and stop worrying about what everyone thought." From Publishers WeeklySans obscenities, this first novel by Details writer Nelson could be YA fiction at the very top of the genre. As it follows the highly sympathetic narrator named Andrea through her junior and senior years of high school in Portland, Ore., the novel speaks the language of most of this age group: "And I had been so good in the last week at blocking Todd out of my mind but now it all came rushing back, how great it was to be with him, that great feeling of being free and having great talks and being a million miles away from mean stupid people like Trevor." The brand-name litanies, beloved of older writers trying too hard to capture adolescent language, are thankfully absent. Andrea's candid and surprisingly sweet monologue, uncondescendingly records a world of clothes anxieties, coolness consciousness and her confusing mix of tender, erotic and angry feelings toward alternative rocker, downtown big shot and on-and-off lover Todd Sparrow. While making Andrea neither victim nor victimizer, Nelson captures this young woman's fears and joys in subtle and often uncannily accurate ways as Andrea aches for consistency but still revels in life's indeterminacies. Ultimately, the swear words and awkward sex scenes make the novel a more accurate recording of contemporary adolescence. One of the strengths of the novel is that it falls into an interesting genre purgatory that simultaneously critiques the strictures of current YA fiction while it exposes the unattractive jadedness of much adult fiction. Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.From Kirkus sA hyperactive debut novel of teen rebellion by a writer who watched too much MTV. When Andrea is a Portland, Oreg., high school sophomore, her friend Cybil calls her from the mall one day, frantic because she has shaved her head and it looks awful. Cybil then forms a rock band and begins to infiltrate the local music scene. At the same time, Andrea first lays eyes on Todd, a rock guru and all-round cute guy. Initially, Andrea is somewhat involved in high school goings-on and dates a popular older jock, but she begins to rebel by going to clubs to see Cybil's band (first named Bed Head, then Thriftstore Apocalypse, and finally Sins of Our Fathers) and buying vintage clothing. Andrea narrates her story (which reads like a diary, although it is not marked as such) breathlessly, and that energy is exhausting as she details all the superficial particulars of her life but fails to comment much on her own emotional state. One of Andrea's happiest moments comes when Cybil steers her and a friend to a clothing store called HOP!, ``the coolest place.'' Occasionally there are astute nave-narrator insights (``the whole fun of high school is that everything is supposed to be everybody's business''), but more often than not, Andrea's teenspeak sounds like a bad Valley Girl parody (``And she tried to be cool but we were both like, Derek and Jonathan are gay!''). Nelson (who has written for Details magazine) does manage to cover early sexual experiences (both voluntary and involuntary) in a natural way, but Andrea's all-consuming crush on Todd is a drag on forward momentum, and Cybil--supposedly the narrator's closest friend--remains a cipher for much of the story. This may appeal more to the young- adult market, but those readers are sure to be extremely sensitive to any slips in authenticity. Like, not so great. (First serial to Sassy) -- Copyright 1994, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. "Nelson writes flawlessly in the voice of Andrea Marr, a tainted innocent who's busy negotiating the mixed messages of modern culture. This mesmeric novel made me laugh out loud and scared me to death." -- Wally Lamb, author of She's Come Undone