Book Reviews of Working Parts: A Novel

Working Parts: A Novel
Working Parts A Novel
Author: Lucy Jane Bledsoe
ISBN-13: 9781878067944
ISBN-10: 187806794X
Publication Date: 3/6/1997
Pages: 195
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.

4.7 stars, based on 6 ratings
Publisher: Seal Press (WA)
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Working Parts examines the life of a smart, funny, accomplished woman who finally faces the hard truth that, at the age of 27, she cannot read. Lori Taylor makes a pact with her best friend, fellow bike mechanic Miguel, that she will learn to read if he, a virgin, learns to kiss. This book follows these best buddies, a lesbian and a straight man, as they confront then try to overcome their secret shames. Lucy Jane Bledsoe creates believable, lovable, well-rounded characters while examining important social issues of literacy, race, age, class, physical appearance, and bicycle maintenance."

my opinion:
Sweet lesbian fiction of a young woman who finally realizes that her illiteracy is holding her back and she struggles with her internal and external feelings of self while trying to learn to read. Follws the story of her and her best male friend as they set out to overcome their secrets (he's never kissed a girl before) in the backdrop of a bicycle shop. I really enjoyed this author's descriptions