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She's Come Undone
She's Come Undone
Author: Wally Lamb
In this extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch a wild ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years. — Meet Dolores Price. She's 13, wise-mouthed but wounded, having bid her childhood goodbye. Stranded in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next f...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780671021009
ISBN-10: 0671021001
Publication Date: 6/1/1998
Pages: 480
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 1456 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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gigi avatar reviewed She's Come Undone on + 355 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 13
This is one the most painful books I have ever read! Wally Lamb takes you into the life of a very unruly 13 year old girl with a vicious mouth who eats because she is so unhappy and is even more distraught when she balloons up to 267 pounds by the time she goes to college. At times, her bad behaviour was shocking. And then I would want to cry with her when she was heart-broken. This book is about life; the good, the bad and the ugly.
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Helpful Score: 12
I read this book to my husband on a 7 day road trip and we both loved it. Lamb with with rare insight into women and into the human condition. A story about incest, mental illness, divorce, attempted suicide and finally a happy ending that comes at just the right time. The story is a little long but very well worth the read!
katatonicstate avatar reviewed She's Come Undone on
Helpful Score: 12
This is, hands-down, my favorite book ever! Told in first person, you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll feel like you REALLY know Dolores and everyone she encounters. Wally Lamb has an amazing way of writing so you can see, feel, taste, smell the environment! It's painful, it's heart-wrenching, it's uplifting...it's just one of the best books I've ever read.

As much as I LOVE PBS, you will never see this book posted by me - I love it too much!
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Helpful Score: 11
Unbelievable author; disturbing, funny, heartbreaking -- how this author gets into the head of an adolescent girl, I don't know. A must read.
iluvlibros avatar reviewed She's Come Undone on + 73 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 10
I wanted to like this book, and I think I kind of did in the ending? Bottom line is, page after page had me raising an eyebrow or shaking my head. Some of was just too strange and unbelievable. Other times it just seemed a bit forced. Yet, imagine my surprise, when the ending sucked me in and had me rooting for Dolores.

So, was I entertained by this book? Yes. Would I recommend it to others? No.
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I had a difficult time getting into this book, but once I did I was amazed. Wally Lamb does a beautiful job of relating the trials and victories (albeit, seemingly small victories) of Delores. I found myself wanting to get back to this book to find out what became of the tragic, lonely, and often defiant lead character.
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First Wally Lamb book I've read. I did like it but it felt like I was reading a story with a few sequels. LONG. Well written though but such sad things. I enjoyed it having a decent ending.
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I am officially a huge Wally Lamb fan. I had read I Know This Much is True last summer and recently read The Hour I First Believed but this one by far was my favorite. Once it started I couldn't not put it down and I read the Part 2 and 3 in one day, neglecting just about everything else because it was that good. The writing was so believable and I found myself rooting for the main character. When it was over, I wanted more.
Highly recommended read.....that is if your spouse and children don't mind being ignored.


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