Thursday, July 20, 2006

To Feel Stuff by Andrea Seigel


This is a long awaited novel by the author of Like the Red Panda, which is one that my students have been passing around for the last few years. This time, Siegel's main character, Elodie, is a permanent resident at the Brown University infirmary. Her chronic illnesses range from chicken pox to tuberculosis, but all seem forerunners to her special powers which develop throughout the course of the novel. Told in three voices - Elodie's, her doctor's and her fellow inmate/lover Chess Hunter's - the book is a fun read but not as generally appealling as Like the Red Panda.

5 comments:

the amazing emily arpidone said...

ah! i feel like i need to discuss this book with someone, or re-read it or something. i waited for this book for so long and i think it disappointed me.

PS. im totally aware that it is 1AM and im reading your blog. i know- im a nerd.

the amazing emily arpidone said...

ah! i feel like i need to discuss this book with someone, or re-read it or something. i waited for this book for so long and i think it disappointed me.

PS. im totally aware that it is 1AM and im reading your blog. i know- im a nerd.

beth said...

should i read this one? i really liked red panda..do you think i would like this one?

ps heading to ou soon will think of you =) enjoy being back in school!

Linda Lackey said...

Beth? Going to OU? I wouldn't waste your time on this book. Go for Special Topics in Calamity Physics. Have fun at OU.

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