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Read & Download ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ü Stacia Tolman Free read The Spaces Between Us ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Two outcast best friends are desperate to survive senior year and break away from their rural factory townSerena Velasco and her best friend Melody Grimshaw are dying to get out of their shrinking factory town Until now they’ve been coasting eluding the bleakness of home and the banality of high school In a rebellious turn Received free copy via GoodreadsThis one s a bit hard for me to review I liked the passages about social mobility but I felt there was too little analysis along that line and too much focus on other pieces of the story I also felt that the ending was unexpected and in general I had a hard time connecting with the characters which makes sense because their lives are very different from mine It wasn t badly written though I guess it s just not my kind of book First We'll Kill My Husband unexpected and in general I had a hard time connecting with the characters which makes sense because their lives are very different from mine It wasn t badly written though I guess it s just not my kind of book

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Read & Download ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ü Stacia Tolman Free read The Spaces Between Us ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Serena begins to fixate on communism hoping to get a rise out of her blue collar factory town Her Western Civ teacher catches on and gives her an independent study of class and upward mobility what creates the spaces between us Meanwhile Grimshaw sets goals of her own to make it onto the cheerleading suad find a job and dis A DRC was provided by Edelweiss in exhange for a fair and honest reviewToo often older readers dismiss teen realistic fiction preferring to indulge in YA dystopia or fantasy Any novel that tackles class in America deserves attention from a wide readership especially if the author is not afraid to have her characters face the the burdens that come fro recognizing the spaces between us Serena Velasco and Melody Grimshaw are best friends and a pair of pariahs The former is too smart and the latter too poor to fit in anywhere in Colchis the dying mill town in upstate New York the burned over cinder of the American Dream The town is a hotbed of class anxiety with young women and men feeling all the disdain distrust and envy that their parents do Grimshaw is a charismatic man magnet set on escaping Colchis using herself as currency as she knows It takes money to get a car and it takes a car to get money Everyone knows Serena is too smart for Colchis but as one of her teachers asks is that an asset or a liability Serena s preoccupation with communism a tribute to her deceased father who believed in giving away wealth and her repugnance at the snobbery and hypocrisy of Colchis give her motivation to aim low in order to avoid the inevitable separation from Grimshaw Serena avoids her middle class status even as her PhD educator mother becomes principal at the high school her entrepreneurial stepfather has moved the family to Versailles a fancy new housing development and her sister off to college however unhappily She spends her summers in Maine in an old house with her grandmother sailing reading and pushing away thoughts of leaving Colchis and Grimshaw for good Doom stalks them from the moment Serena spots the gold Corvette following their school bus The girls struggle through their senior year of high school becoming friends with the vicious cheerleaders going to wild parties contending with both the expectations that Serena excel academically and that Grimshaw coming fromm one of the most notorious trailer trash families in town can t do anything but fail and be left behind That gold Corvette represent s Grimshaw s conviction of her best chance to leave Colchis and she does but not before both girls begin to grow up fast Serena begins to understand that she has Privilege with a capital P while Grimshaw plans to head West with her creepy older boyfriend possible to become a stripper Serena may have privilege but Melody wants to borrow it just for a little Neither can figure out how to stave off the darkness that is coming with adulthood even as they long to grow up and away from their roots Women s reliance on each other and their emotional bonds are the core of the story even as the social importance of finding any man good bad or just plain weak pulls both girls into different orbits Tolman sometimes overplays the Class Doom with Grimshaw asking Do you ever havethis feeling Like you have this feeling you re going to die young To which Serena can only reply I think there are other options than Colchis or death Tolman has produced a serious look at the stresses facing working class women in today s America with all the sadness and ambivalence that may mean for her characters The Complete Excuses Handbook The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Blame and Shirking Responsibility for All Your Own Miserable Failings and Sloppy Mistakes upward mobility what creates the spaces between Lawrence Ferlinghetti versei us Meanwhile Grimshaw sets goals of her own to make it onto the cheerleading suad find a job and dis A DRC was provided by Edelweiss in exhange for a fair and honest reviewToo often older readers dismiss teen realistic fiction preferring to indulge in YA dystopia or fantasy Any novel that tackles class in America deserves attention from a wide readership especially if the author is not afraid to have her characters face the the burdens that come fro recognizing the spaces between A Coney Island of the Mind Poems us Serena Velasco and Melody Grimshaw are best friends and a pair of pariahs The former is too smart and the latter too poor to fit in anywhere in Colchis the dying mill town in Fearful Hunter #1 upstate New York the burned over cinder of the American Dream The town is a hotbed of class anxiety with young women and men feeling all the disdain distrust and envy that their parents do Grimshaw is a charismatic man magnet set on escaping Colchis The Wedding Day using herself as currency as she knows It takes money to get a car and it takes a car to get money Everyone knows Serena is too smart for Colchis but as one of her teachers asks is that an asset or a liability Serena s preoccupation with communism a tribute to her deceased father who believed in giving away wealth and her repugnance at the snobbery and hypocrisy of Colchis give her motivation to aim low in order to avoid the inevitable separation from Grimshaw Serena avoids her middle class status even as her PhD educator mother becomes principal at the high school her entrepreneurial stepfather has moved the family to Versailles a fancy new housing development and her sister off to college however Promise Me Tomorrow unhappily She spends her summers in Maine in an old house with her grandmother sailing reading and pushing away thoughts of leaving Colchis and Grimshaw for good Doom stalks them from the moment Serena spots the gold Corvette following their school bus The girls struggle through their senior year of high school becoming friends with the vicious cheerleaders going to wild parties contending with both the expectations that Serena excel academically and that Grimshaw coming fromm one of the most notorious trailer trash families in town can t do anything but fail and be left behind That gold Corvette represent s Grimshaw s conviction of her best chance to leave Colchis and she does but not before both girls begin to grow Irresistible Intruder up fast Serena begins to The Ripening Sun One Woman and the Creation of a Vineyard understand that she has Privilege with a capital P while Grimshaw plans to head West with her creepy older boyfriend possible to become a stripper Serena may have privilege but Melody wants to borrow it just for a little Neither can figure out how to stave off the darkness that is coming with adulthood even as they long to grow The Razor's Edge up and away from their roots Women s reliance on each other and their emotional bonds are the core of the story even as the social importance of finding any man good bad or just plain weak pulls both girls into different orbits Tolman sometimes overplays the Class Doom with Grimshaw asking Do you ever havethis feeling Like you have this feeling you re going to die young To which Serena can only reply I think there are other options than Colchis or death Tolman has produced a serious look at the stresses facing working class women in today s America with all the sadness and ambivalence that may mean for her characters

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Read & Download ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ü Stacia Tolman Free read The Spaces Between Us ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Mantle her family’s hopeless reputation But sometimes the biggest obstacles are the ones you don’t see coming; Grimshaw’s uest for success becomes a fight for survival and Serena’s independent study gets a little too real With the future of their friendship and their lives on the line the stakes have never been so hi The road trip felt weird Like totally disconnected from the beginning of the book And the summer spent in Maine What was the point It felt like everything I thought the book was leading to just disappeared exchanged for a different story with a different point And yeah Bo is great but I don t really believe in him He doesn t feel realMelody sees how Serena lives her life with confidence and Melody chooses to live like that and look where it gets her Dead Murdered by a creep who wants her to come back and work in his LA stripper club That confidence that Serena exudes out of her pores It comes from her rich white family privilege So why did Grimshaw have to die Why did Grimshaw have to die Why does Serena always call her Grimshaw Her name was Melody Her whole character was supposed to be fighting to be free from the curse of her white trash family name Instead her whole character is just a damn tragedy Why To prove a point that upward mobility is just a lie that what really drives this country is privilege If that really is the purpose of this book then I find absolutely no hope in it Especially since Bo is supposed to be the trigger for Serena and the reader s hope and I don t really buy Bo s characterWhy don t I believe in Bo He just didn t feel real I understand that young adult books are supposed to be pushing beyond the hopeful safety of childhood allowing readers to grapple with the uncertainties and complexities of the real world I get that But if a book is going to be classified as young adult by the last page I still want to see some sort of realistic hope Not gonna lie this book has left me in a bit of a bad brain space I don t like it when a book exacerbates my own very real concerns for our country and then refuses to give me a satisfactory piece of uplift While I think the point of the book is a very valid point I still want some hope for the future I didn t hate the book and I definitely raced to finish the last third of the book all in one sitting And Serena and Melody s story is going to live with me for a long time So it s definitely not a bad book I just think it s missing something very sappy and yet very very necessary in this broken world hopeI know I used the word hope a lot in just a few short paragraphs but it really does matter to me that I read and recommend books that do something good for the soul


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    E–pub/E–book (The Spaces Between Us) There was some great themes and a well rounded nuanced supporting character but the middle of the novel left me yawningMy IssuesThe Middle of the Novel The novel started off really strong with Serena and Mel but after Serena comes back from Maine the novel takes a weird tone The whole cheerleaderNanci Lee thing seemed like a totally different novel The two cheerleaders did not have a uniue voice and they didn't do anything to a

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    E–pub/E–book (The Spaces Between Us) Free read The Spaces Between Us Grimshaw and I are a pair of pariahs like a virus in a lipid envelope She’s poor and I’m smart so between the two of us we’re practically an un American activity 5Hmm Not entirely sure what to make of this one I enjoyed the bo

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    Read & Download ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ü Stacia Tolman Stacia Tolman Ü 6 Summary Free read The Spaces Between Us Received free copy via GoodreadsThis one's a bit hard for me to review I liked the passages about social mobility but I felt there was too little analysis along that line and too much focus on other pieces of the story I also felt that the end

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    Free read The Spaces Between Us E–pub/E–book (The Spaces Between Us) Stacia Tolman Ü 6 Summary This book just didn’t do it for me I’m not sure why but I couldn’t keep the characters straight especially a

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    E–pub/E–book (The Spaces Between Us) So many cliches Dull plot unlikable narrator and nothing imaginative

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    E–pub/E–book (The Spaces Between Us) A DRC was provided by Edelweiss in exhange for a fair and honest reviewToo often older readers dismiss teen realistic fiction preferring to indulge in YA dystopia or fantasy Any novel that tackles class in America deserve

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    Free read The Spaces Between Us E–pub/E–book (The Spaces Between Us) While I liked parts of this book immensely the author seems to have lost her way somewhere along the middle I'd hoped tha

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    E–pub/E–book (The Spaces Between Us) The road trip felt weird Like totally disconnected from the beginning of the book And the summer spent in Maine What was the point It felt like everything I thought the book was leading to just disappeared exchanged for a different story with

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    E–pub/E–book (The Spaces Between Us) Stacia Tolman Ü 6 Summary Free read The Spaces Between Us Serena and her best friend Grimshaw are just trying to make it through high school and out of their poor rundown town There is no future for either of them there They both come from less than perfect family situations Both have fat

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    E–pub/E–book (The Spaces Between Us) Read & Download ð PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ü Stacia Tolman Ok I'd be the first to admit I'm not really the demographic for this novel but I do remember being in my last year of high school an

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  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • The Spaces Between Us
  • Stacia Tolman
  • English
  • 01 September 2018
  • 9781250174925