I might have rated this one higher but I felt the ending was weak and rushed. Just an okay read for me.
Beautifully written story of a young girl in 1950's Kentucky who develops Tourette's. She speaks with clarity about how the disorder affects her and those around her. Icy befriends a severely obese woman who teaches her that the inside of a person is what truly is important. Rubio uses humor and a truly Southern voice to soften the heartbreaking tale of coming of age in a small town while feeling very alone and different. Highly recommend - Oprah hit this one right on the mark....Continua
The writing is not bad and I usually enjoy a well-written character driven story, but in this case, I found it very difficult to connect to Icy or maintain interest in her story. This story is told from 1st person view, but some how the reader still seems to be kept at a distance....Continua