Book Reviews of Shut the Door

Shut the Door
Shut the Door
Author: Amanda Marquit
ISBN-13: 9780312319298
ISBN-10: 0312319290
Publication Date: 1/5/2005
Pages: 240
  • Currently 3.1/5 Stars.

3.1 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2
I thought that this book was really hard to follow. It would jump from character to character and talk in first person. It would get confusing which character was talking. There was also a lot of profanity in it, mostly the "f" word. I personally felt that the book was a waste of time and was frustrating to read. The author is a teenager, and it seemed that she was taking all of her complaints about life and writing them down in a book for the whole world to read. I suggest finding a better book that is more worthwhile.
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Helpful Score: 1
I know she was young when she wrote this but some of the dialogue felt like an AIM conversation.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good novel. About the lives of young adults. Not a book for the faint of heart. Along the lines of the movie 13. I believe this was this author's first novel written when she was a young girl. It was well written.
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Helpful Score: 1
I know she wrote this at 16 so I feel like I'm going to hell for this,'s just not very original. The characters are so stereotypical and one-dimensional. I can tell that she's watched a lot of movies, though, because her writing is very cinematic. She'll probably be a good writer with maturity, though, so long as she learns that writing in sentence fragments makes a book hard to read, not "edgy".
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This book is about a family of four; a father, mother and two teenage daughters. Each one of them trying to find themselves. The mom is in love with her husband so much it's disgusting. She doesn't even notice her daughters are dieing inside. Her husband Harry can't stand her and is seeking out a prostitute who he thinks he is in love with. Then there is Vivan the oldest daughter who has always been the "good one" until she decides theres more to life then good grades and studying...she changes her apperance and tries desparetly to fit in, by doing some rather risque things. The younger sister Lilliana is a nympho who likes to cut herself. This book shows you what happens when your family stops caring and starts falling apart.