Book Reviews of The Torn Skirt

The Torn Skirt
The Torn Skirt
Author: Rebecca Godfrey
ISBN-13: 9780060094850
ISBN-10: 0060094850
Publication Date: 10/1/2002
Pages: 208
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 53 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Good book, well written. Reminds me of Darcy Steinke, who I also like.
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Helpful Score: 2
It finally happened -- I found a book I cannot finish. I even mananged to get through "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius," but I just couldn't do it this time. The characters are so underdeveloped I completely lost track of who was who. When Sara's dad said he was leaving but "Sylvia will come by and visit you," I thought "Sylvia who?" and had to reread the book. The only other mention of her had been 29 pages earlier: "[The package] was from Sylvia, his girlfriend. When she was in our house, she wafted around all pepperminty. She made me earrings. Crystal triangles, she said, carried love from the sun. I couldn't stand her."

I gave it almost another 40 pages before giving up -- Sylvia never made an appearance but two interchangeable street kids were introduced. I immediately picked up "The Colorado Kid" because Stephen King's characters are always so lifelike.

(It must just be me, because the critics loved this book.)
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Helpful Score: 2
Hmm, if you've read "Don't Ask Alice" and enjoyed it, then you will most likely enjoy this book too. I didn't care for it only because it seemed to be very much like Dont Ask Alice. There really isn't a story line. There are just a lot of rambling pulled together sentences.It is a very sad and heartbreaking book.
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Helpful Score: 2
Disturbing and sad. It made me think of all the young girls out there who don't have an adult in their lives to keep them sane. I loved the ending but don't want to think about what will happen next.
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Helpful Score: 2
Awesome book. I read it in a day!
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Helpful Score: 1
Reading this book made me feel like it was written for 12-year-olds yet had language for an 18+ crowd.
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Helpful Score: 1
I read this book in one day and can say I just loved it. I wished it would have been longer and gone into more detail but it was still awesome. The characters had a raw honesty about them which is not always found in books about drugs and street life I would recommend this to anyone.
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Helpful Score: 1
Written a lot like Angela's Ashes, very elementary, and somewhat confusing if you're not paying attention. The topic is interesting but the author's point of view is very blah. She doesn't even care...about anyting. So it's hard to care about what she's writing about.
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I couldn't get into this one.
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Short but interesting. Vivid descriptions which help produce visuals, it made me remember and feel what it's like to be back in high-school again. It can get a little confusing towards the end but overall it wasn't a terrible read.
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I loved this book. It was such a unique story. It was sad, about a girl who I think was just trying to find some friends and her place in life and all the horrors and differnt people she meets and how she changes from the girl she was to the girl she grows into.
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I was excited to read this book, but was quickly let down. The subject was interesting, but at times, it just seemed so unbelievable, which was a real disappointment. The only good thing I can say is that it's simple writing style with minimal character development made this an extremely quick read.