characters Butterfly 109

characters Butterfly

characters Butterfly 109 Ú Growing up during the 1980s in the safe complacency of the Australian suburbs Plum Coyle should be happy But on the cusp of her 14th birthday and on the fringe of her peer group she lives in terror of the disapproval of her cruel and fickle girlfriends and most of all she hates her awkward changing body with a passionGrowing up during the 1980s in the safe complacency of the Australian suburbs Plum Coyle should be happy B. If I would have read this book before ordering it for my library I probably would not have ordered it for our teen collection I think the style plot characterizations and tone are all wrong for YA and I would be hard pressed to find many teens who would enjoy this book The book is set in Australia and although at first this is very evident it eases up after a while Plum is about to turn 14 and lives with her parents and two older brothers Her friendships at school are very fragile as they usually tend to be in teenage years She comes off as moody temperamental dreamy and impulsive and I personally did not like her character One day she befriends her neighbor Maureen who happens to be having an affair with one of Plum's brothers but Plum doesn't know this Plum begins to idolize her taking all of her advice and even becoming jealous when her husband is home he seems to travel a lot Plum is also possessive over a box of treasures or idols and their importance is revealed during a birthday sleepover Plum has with all of her friends In the end Plum comes to terms or less with how life changes and Maureen seems to be as lonely as ever I felt like Plum and Maureen were the main characters and at times it even seemed as though Plum was a secondary character The book also had this sad tragic undertone that reminded me of the movie version of Little Children haven't read the book so I can't compare this to the book version The ending left me wondering about what Maureen actually does with her son All in all the author is great at weaving words and writing a very beautiful prose but again I don't think this is a teen book

review ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ð Sonya Hartnett

Oval of her cruel and fickle girlfriends and most of all she hates her awkward changing body with a passio. What a fucking nasty book The main character is nasty her friends are nasty the older brother she looks up to is nasty the neighbour she idolises is nasty and the whole book left a foul feeling The nice characters like her parents and the 4 year old are fucked on and the reader is left feelimg hopeless and sulliedI didn't like it I thought it would hae been a much better book if a lot less happened If all the plot twists and extra storylines had been left out and it was left as a simple slow story about a girl growing up in the 80s in suburban Australia

Sonya Hartnett Ð 9 read & download

ButterflyUt on the cusp of her 14th birthday and on the fringe of her peer group she lives in terror of the disappr. Butterfly by Sonya Hartnett is listed online as a middle grade however I highly disagree with this listing It's an Australian book about a girl about to turn 14 who kind of has to learn a few things about herself and friendship Where this is a very very well written story and the language is BEAUTIFUL there are some themes that could be deemed inappropriate for middle grade readers such as marijuana use infidelity and the use of curse words You could also argue that this book can be mistaken to encourage eating disorder behavior because the main character struggles with body image issues is told to do something unhealthy and then literally never learns that that kind of behavior is unhealthy Also some lying is prevalent that maybe isn't completely dealt with Overall if you are an adult or new adult reader who doesn't mind reading about young characters I recommend this book It's beautifully written and can be an entertaining read 35 stars