Violence Girl

I love this book. I can’t put it down, so this is only a partial review. But how can I not love a book with chapter titles like “The Fuzzy Quesadilla” and chubby teenage Alice (unable to take the Anglicized “Uh-lee-sha” as she puts it) finding her voice and countering her “FATSO!” shouting neighborhood taunter with “BOZO!” much to the street’s delight?

There’s so much to enjoy and identify with in here, from teen idols, Sun-In, learning about sex from Cosmo Magazine, not to mention Alice’s teen-hair experiments that have me alternately laughing and cringing. Casting a non-judgmental eye on her parents while she certainly could, our wise-beyond-her-years heroine finds herself in a remarkably creative place at the right time and that’s when all of the elements meld.

I won’t spoil any more of it for you except to say: get it!

Violence Girl. Read more about it here.

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Above: The Bags, “Gluttony” 

Donna Lethal

About Donna Lethal

Donna Lethal is the author of "Milk of Amnesia" and writes for her own blog (Lethal Dose), Hair Hall of Fame, Dowager Quarterly, Find A Death, & the Valhalla Cemetery chapter in "Weird Hollywood." A native of Lowell, Mass., she's lived in Boston, NY and London before settling here. When not writing, she's hiking, soaking in a Korean salt room or in the high desert with her pit bull.
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4 Responses to Violence Girl

  1. I stopped dating a guy when I caught him using Sun-in.

  2. Lori Nyx Lori Nyx says:

    I can’t wait to get a signed copy! Was there in the blog days and now am so glad it has manifested from Feral House.
    PS: Mark wants to read that part about Freddie and the Finger. XD

  3. Donna Lethal Donna Lethal says:

    She’ll be doing readings in town next month! We’re trying to set up something together. Go to her fb page or check her twitter for dates. She is so damned cool!

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