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Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood

Elaine Risley, a painter, reflects on her childhood when she returns to her home town of Toronto for an exhibit of her art. Elaine finds herself dwelling on her memories of Cordelia, her "best friend" and the chief tormentor of her childhood. Atwood does an excellent job of describing the ways girls befriend, judge and bully each-other as well the childhood code of secrecy that allows these petty cruelties to flourish. The fact that these memories still haunt the middle-aged Elaine is something I find very true to life.

ETA: I apologize for neglecting this community lately. I have been going through some major issues in my personal life and I apologize.

Next up from the list for me will be Breakfast at Tiffany's. I have also added the movie to my netflix queue, but I plan on finishing the book before I watch the movie.

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booksforfood
May. 9th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
I loved this book, but then again I love everything by Atwood I've read.
myfriendjenny
May. 11th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC)
Me too!
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