bhagirathy asked: there's this junior of mine who is going through the following, make a book suggestion? - she is confused about the reason of her exitence, and looks at the children at school with slight disgust, she feels she has risen above them but really hasnt. Something to make her realize that? and to not let the fire die? Fiction, non fiction would do.
Jaysus, that’s intense. Something to put an angsty teenager in her place? I would go classic: Anna Karenina (zeitgeisty! there’s a movie!) will keep her busy for awhile, Pride and Prejudice, even The Great Gatsby (also a movie!) all come to mind. Anyone else got ideas?
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- karlacornejo said: I think Joan Didion’s “On Keeping a Notebook” and “Slouching Towards Bethlehem” allow young, smart, sensitive women to love themselves for being those things while understanding they’re as full of BS as the rest of the world and that’s OK.
- tuetmagnifique said: Prep by Curtis Sittenfield is well written and the main character goes through basically the same issues, like feeling beyond her years and such. There is a little bit of mature content, but otherwise it’s a great read.
- jhermann said: Catch-22, maybe.
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- verbsnouns said: catcher in the rye!!! the quintessential teenage angst book. buncha goddamn phonies.
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