Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Very Fine Line by Julie Johnston

Rosalind Kemp is the youngest daughter in her family. She's still trying to figure out where she fits in - in her family, in her small Ontario town, in life in general - when she starts developing a second sight. She's not quite sure how to handle it, or what it means for her and her family. Her confusion over her own body and identity lead her to identify as a boy - but she quickly discovers that this is not the fix that she hoped it would be.

I liked the gender commentary of male/female expectations, and the more supernatural elements of the story didn't feel that impossible. It felt like there were a lot of stories going on in this book, and at times it was hard to keep track of what was going on. The ending was not what I expected, but then again I'm not sure what I did expect. This book piqued my curiosity to try Julie Johnston's other books.

Find it at IndieBound.

Read it with:
Impossible by Nancy Werlin
Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher
The Gift of Magic by Lois Duncan
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

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