Thursday, April 26, 2007

Dear Arianne Rubenstein, I don't know you but please be mine!

For a full review of Bottle Rocket Hearts click: here

"Bottle Rocket Hearts, the debut novel from NOW contributor Zoe Whittall, is a coming-of-age tale that goes down like a cherry popsicle. It's a delicious, bright suburban delicacy melting in the inner-city sun....Queer kids have to be tough, dangerous and fucking smart to keep from falling over the precipice society puts them on. Evie has to fight for her right to exist on a day-to-day basis in ways other teens do not, and it makes her wise beyond her years.

And because Whittall knows her characters so intimately and speaks the same language they do, she makes the indescribable believable. Her writing makes noises; it has a heartbeat.

This sensitive treatment of a difficult subject will be a classic.

Buy it, read it and then keep it for your daughters."

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