Steeped in the Norse mythology of Iceland, James Erich’s story is as much a spiritual awakening as it is a warm embrace for young teens trying to come to grips with their sexuality.
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What do you get when you put a bunch of colorful strangers meeting after midnight at a rather simple restaurant where the chef presents you with a basic menu, but offers to prepare anything you ask for as long as it is as simple as his establishment?
Sidecar doesn’t need verbose overstatements of appreciation, exaggerated appeals of its brilliance. A story is as simple as love itself, it stands alone and shines on its own merits.
Al Sur de la Frontera, al Oeste del Sol tells the story of Hajime, who meets with a childhood friend he hasn’t seen in the last 25 years. Her name is Shimamoto, and Hajime is contemplating leaving his wife and daughters to be with her.
Otherwise known as SUPU-TONIKU no Koibito, Sputnik, mi Amor, or Sputnik Sweetheart, it tells the story of three people: the narrator, a primary school teacher who is in love with Sumire — a young woman trying to become a novelist — who falls in love with a married older woman named Myu, who is unable to love her back.
In the past few years, the world has witnessed the rise of Apple, the fall of Xanga, and the slow, insidious creep of Justin Bieber’s haircut — all things that have seriously altered the paths of teenagers everywhere. Despite the tidal changes in trend, however, one thing stays the same: High school sucks.
Classic film characters cross over into each others’ stories in this bleak look at American dreams.
It’s 2004 in the Temescal district, and a local celebrity has decided that he’ll “return to his roots” by opening another branch of his mega chain entertainment store in the neighborhood. Should Nat and Archy fight the power? Who will help them?
book reviews/There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby
posted Friday, January 13th, 2012
by Stephanie Chan | Comments (5)
Once you finish Lyudmila Petrushevskaya’s There Once Lived a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbor’s Baby, you’ll realize why the subtitle is “Scary fairy tales,” and not “From Russia with love.”
For Kyle, life is a series of misunderstandings and hard fought conclusions. Gant’s debut effort is definitely a bold step in the genre and is, in fact, an accurate portrayal of the erratic nature of a teenager growing into his own skin.
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