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Feathered epub ebook

by Laura Kasischke

Feathered epub ebook

Author: Laura Kasischke
Category: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: HarperTeen (April 8, 2008)
ISBN: 0060813180
ISBN13: 978-0060813185
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 995
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Laura Kasischke's first novel.

I am sixteen when my mother steps out of her skin one frozen January afternoon-pure self, atoms twinkling like microscopic diamond chips around her perhaps the chiming of a clock, or a few bright flute notes in the distance-and disappears. No one sees her leave, but she is gone. Laura Kasischke's first novel. was hailed by the critics as "extremely powerful" (The Los Angeles Times), "amazing" (The Boston Globe), and "a novel of depth, beauty, and insight" (The Seattle Times)

Kasischke easily blended folklore with modern day. The descriptions of the ruins are captivating! . I read "Feathered" because I have enjoyed Kasischke's other novels and find her storytelling poetic and compelling

Kasischke easily blended folklore with modern day. The descriptions of the ruins are captivating! The chapters alternate between Anne and Michelle, allowing a brief look into the minds of the girls. I read "Feathered" because I have enjoyed Kasischke's other novels and find her storytelling poetic and compelling. I have always enjoyed Kasischke's themes concerning the underlying danger of beauty, and the harm that inevitably comes when we, innocently or not, make the wrong choices. But I am especially drawn to "Feathered", particularly the redemption parable that plays out in the last part of the novel.

In the book "Feathered" by Laura Kasischke there are three girls Terri, Michelle and Anne. They are three good friends that are going to Cancun, Mexico for their Senior year spring break. Their parents make sure that they know not to go with any stranger. Michelle and Anne met a worker there that was way older then them. But they talk about history and Anne get's really interested. Michelle doesn't really care about what their talking ab In the book "Feathered" by Laura Kasischke there are three girls Terri, Michelle and Anne.

Afterward, Terri will tell everyone that, from the beginning, she knew something terrible was going to happen on spring.

Read Feathered, by Laura Kasischke online on Bookmate – Afterward, Terri will tell everyone that, from the beginning, she knew something terrible was going to happen on spring break. Afterward, Terri will tell everyone that, from the beginning, she knew something terrible was going to happen on spring break.

Her books of poetry include Wild Brides (1992), Fire and Flower (1998), Dance and Disappear (2002), Gardening in the Dark (2004), Lilies Without (2007), Space, in Chains (2011), which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Where Now (2017).

Laura Kasischke teaches in the MFA program at the University of Michigan. A winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry, she has published eight collections of poetry and ten novels, three of which have been made into films, including The Life Before Her Eyes. Библиографические данные.

Laura Kasischke's first novel. was hailed by the critics as "extremely powerful" (The Los Angeles Times), "amazing" (The Boston Globe), and "a novel of depth, beauty, and insight" (The Seattle Times)

Afterward, Terri will tell everyone that, from the beginning, she knew something terrible was going to happen on spring break. Something bad was going to happen.

Afterward, Terri will tell everyone that, from the beginning, she knew something terrible was going to happen on spring break.

Laura Kasischke (born 1961) is an American fiction writer and poet. She is best known for writing the novels Suspicious River, The Life Before Her Eyes and White Bird in a Blizzard, all of which have been adapted to film. Kasischke attended the University of Michigan (MFA 1987) and Columbia University. She lives in Chelsea, Michigan, with her husband and son.

Afterward, Terri will tell everyone that, from the beginning, she knew something terrible was going to happen on spring break.

Something bad was going to happen.

She knew.

It was supposed to be the perfect vacation: hot guys, impeccable tans, and no parents. But for two high school seniors, an innocent car ride will drive them into the heart of their worst nightmare.

Feathered is a provocative and eerie tale that flies readers from safe, predictable suburbia to the sun-kissed beaches of Cancún, Mexico, and into mysterious Mayan ruins, where ancient myths flirt dangerously with present realities.

Reviews (7)
Malann
I liked Mind of Winter by this author and decided to try one of her other books. I still don't really understand it. Maybe I missed something important along the way but I'm just not sure what happened at the end. And the ending was the best part of the last book!

I'll probably still try out a few more books by this author, I do like the way she writes. This one was just a little too esoteric and confusing.

Flamekiller
A perfect book for young adults. However, it goes without saying, that readers of all ages can enjoy it. It's a beautifully written cautionary tale. There's a lovely mystical flavor to this book. The sense of adventure, longing and curiosity every young girl experiences is captured within this writer's prose. If I had a daughter I'd add this book to her reading list.

ALAN
I really like this author. I guess the only part I would like done better is a more specific ending. But that is how it goes in stories I suppose. :)

Bev
Laura Kasischke's novel Feathered tells the story of two best friends who travel to Cancun for Spring Break. After an auspicious start, the unexpected happens, and their dream vacation turns into a nightmare which they can't simply escape by waking - which, perhaps, they cannot escape at all.

This story wonderfully captures that feeling of freedom one gets while far from home, when it's possible (easier?) to be uncharacteristically impulsive. Fueled by the toxic intensity of perfect strangers, fast friends, and foreign cultures, the girls find themselves in an extremely dangerous situation, and, in the blink of an eye, everything changes.

Every high school student who is planning a big-deal trip for Spring Break (or for any break) needs to read this book - and so do their parents, teachers, and chaperones. Lest you think Feathered a run-of-the-mill cautionary tale, it's not. Truly, this book does not promote anxiety or xenophobia, but simple, basic caution.

Feathered is told in alternating points of view, with Anne telling her story in 1st person past tense in one chapter, then Michelle's story is described 3rd person present tense the next. Each voice is very distinct. Kasischke's lyrical writing shines, especially in Michelle's chapters. This is Kasischke's second novel for young adults, following 2006's Boy Heaven. Though the plots of the two books are vastly different, both offers twists, turns, and tension from start to finish, and both get my recommendation.

Feathered is on my list of Best Books of 2008.

Jieylau
At the start, I expected a supernatural story with maybe a love adventure with a Mayan god ... After all, it's in the air with all the romances about Greek gods and it could have been moose. So even when I was expecting something terrible, I thought of a great happy end.ing Indeed, I read a surprising, intense and touching ending.
I did not expect that Laura Kasischke addresses in her novel a real trauma in a manner as poignant as well as being suggestive. A story full of realistic details would have made the reading difficult or unbearable.

It is a beautiful book about the excesses of youth who travel on Spring Break holidays. It is not a customs in France and high-schoolers or students don't take those breaks but some of them can go on Ibiza for the vacation and the result will be the same: too much celebration like an uncontrolled orgie. This does not mean that in Europe the dangers are not there, because everything can also degenerate to a party close to your house ...
But it is true that Spring Break is a cultural event in US and I was a witness in Miami. It's particularly full of drinks and bikinis and most of the time a great deal of fun...

It is true that the author could warn the readers against the evils of abuse of any kind: alcohol, drugs and meetings of strangers more directly. She wrote it openly through the advice given by Anne and Michelle's mothers. But as we all know, parents speeches are not always taken seriously. Laura Kasischke has redoubled its efforts while sprinkling the book with scenes where young people had high-risk behavior and lacked of common sense..

But it is the identification with the characters that the reader follow through this adventure that had the most impact. My guts were twisted, I feel a ball in my throat at the scene of the Jeep and Michelle who it out of Anna's reach. Worse, the return of Anna to school... She is the one who supports the weight of the disappearance of her friend. She is a victim too in this tragic adventure.

The author could have finished her story in a more hardcore way. But as it is with ads about the dangers of drinking and driving and the gory details you can watch on car accidents, I do not know if the impact would have been stronger. Here the reader's imagination is activated and it is us who make our own movie of the atrocities that have occurred to Michelle. An initiative that has worked wonderfully well for me...
« Feathered », a book that will not leave you indifferent!

Lucie
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