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Bridgett Kay is a writer specializing in gothic romance and science fiction. She was graduated from Angelo State University with a B.A. in English in 2004. For a good many years, she has been active in local dance and music communities, and her exposure to the arts has been a great source of inspiration for her writing. You may sample her writing at http://bkkawaii.wordpress.com/.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By mori on May 28, 2012
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I agree this book needs one more proofing before it is complete, but otherwise, it was a great young adult novel.

The story follows a very put-together (and slightly stoic) 16 year old girl as she matures through adversity. It explores themes on family, romantic love, and religious faith, and how they may affect controversial (but otherwise wonderful) teens in small-minded, conservative American towns.

This book has some very gothic notes to it, and fans of Bronte's Jane Eyre will be pleased to see a modern take on her Lowood.

I did have some concerns about whether some of the characters were fully developed, and there were a few anachronisms that gave it a disjointed feel (seriously, what teen uses the word "louse" these days?), but altogether, this is an interesting story that focuses on contemporary teen problems, and I enjoyed reading it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on May 22, 2012
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I'm about 80% through, and so I write this review without knowing the ending. My fingers are crossed for it to be a happy one. I love this character so much and I would hate for this to end badly for her.

I wanted to give the book 5 stars, but it honestly needed one more edit before being made available to purchase. There were just enough word usage errors to be distracting. Too many to just ignore, but not enough to ruin the book. I hope this author writes more, but I also hope you have someone proofread for you next time.

I still love it. If you have ever had a feeling of attraction to a member of the same sex, if you have ever wondered whether homosexual thoughts, desires, and actions are the same thing, whether any of it is a sin, if you've ever had any internal conflict about any of this, or ever wondered about those who had, you need to read this.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Doris on February 13, 2012
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I love this book. The characters were well developed, and it held my interest. I will recommend this book to others.
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This is a beautifully written young adult novel that isn't afraid to make the reader uncomfortable. Miranda is a sweet girl and self-described late bloomer who is still coping with the loss of her brother as the book opens. With a new group of caring friends comes the discovery of her own sexual identity and the unforseen consequences that come with such a discovery in a conservative and religious family.
Though set in modern times, with a topical modern theme, it really does read much like a classic Gothic romance. Often I found myself angry on Miranda's behalf and I wanted to jump into the story and shake the so-called adult characters for their narrow world views.
The story is engaging and the characters are well developed, each with their own unique voice. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys young adult or Gothic romance, whether they are gay, straight, or otherwise oriented.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Ballerina on March 17, 2012
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I know a Mother is bias but I would love this book even if my daughter had not written it! It is nice to know she has a conpasionate heart.
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