Page Hudson Hudson de Cravegna VB, Italy
Haunting and not just because she died in a plane crash... I wasn't crazy about this book as I read it and as circus/freak books go, I'd direct you to "Geek Love" instead, but this book definitely stuck with me. Very upsetting.
I was supposed to read this book in Junior High, but couldn't make it past the first chapter. I revisited it in my mid-20's and found it much easier to digest. The themes and characters are more vivid and truer than I had remembered them being. Forcing children to attempt this novel should be a crime. The story involves the struggle of finding one's place in a class structured society, where one only needs to observe modern advertising to see how class has become been packaged and sold in disposable plastic containers while still being held just out of reach.