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Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang Paperback – August 1, 1994
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Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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- Janet Wilson Reit, Univ. of Vermont Lib., Burlington
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Top Customer Reviews
Even if you didn't like the film - you should check out this book. It exhibits some female rebellion in a time/place where women could hardly expect the respect that FOXFIRE demands.
The movie version is only loosely based on the novel, with more differences than similarities. Even with the successful cult following, which is at least partly due to Angelina Jolie's subsequent fame, the book outshines the movie's comparative mediocrity.
At the center of this cumpulsively readable story is Maddy, Oates' narrator, who has unearthed her old Foxfire notebooks years after the end of the gang. Maddy tells the story of the young women who shaped her teenage years feverishly, passionately, as if the story of Foxfire is one that she has no choice but to tell. Her narrative is fluid, fragmented, and rushed, told in a distinctive voice--a voice illuminated by Maddy's lost youth, a voice desperately in love with Maddy's lost Foxfire. Maddy's compelling narrative also nakedly reveals the character of Legs Sadovsky, Foxfire's indestructible and bold leader, a girl who, underneath layers of bravado, is just as lost as the girls she claims to protect.
The more JCO I read, the more convinced I become that she's a genius.Read more ›
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What could be scarier to the hidebound male sex than assertive, feminist females running in packs and extracting retribution on those males for sexually abusive behavior? Read morePublished 4 days ago by David Valentino
Although I am a great fan of her short stories, this book was not in the same milieu.
Maybe I just did not like the topic.
it was okay but not the best. dont think i would recommend this to a friend to read. was mostly dissapointedPublished on March 13, 2014 by Haley
This has always been one of my favorite movies and the book is not that easy to find. Both the movie and the book are amazing.Published on November 14, 2013 by Kristen
At first "Foxfire" with its Kerouac-esque run-on sentences and under-punctuated BURN BURN BURN adolescent passion prose was getting on my nerves but I'm glad I stuck it out it... Read morePublished on August 30, 2013 by MarlowesMom
Just don't go into it expecting it to be just like the movie because its not. Its set during a very different time. The characters are far more raw and at times unlikeable. Read morePublished on July 7, 2013 by toby
The item came in the condition that was specified on the product description. I was very pleased with the purchase and shipping method.Published on January 23, 2013 by Mikal Hemingway