Her protagonist, Penelope, leaps from the pages with a voice of her own. But for a first read I think it would be reccomendable. She just wants to be loved and she is ready to experiment with sex. Particularly after they'd had a fight, and she got depressed about something else, but he showed up at her house to cheer her up. Everything Lopi does revolves around the accident. However, Jann-Clough deserves credit for resisting the urge to wrap up Lopi's story too tidily. I did not like Penelope, also known as Lopi.
A bit on the mature side for read A junior in high school, Lopi is trying to finish high school a year early, due to the fact that she feels like she doesn't fit in. She lives with her single mother Viv. That doesn't match up, if you ask me. Lib notes: pot-smok The fallout from an accident that killed Penelope's baby brother when she was six comes to a full bore as a teenage Penelope wrestles with her needs to be independent; to be loved by a boy; to have sex; and to get away from high school, her mother and the secret about the accident she's borne all her life. Why would he do that? But she freely smoked pot in front of her daughter? She wants to accomplish what others have, in many different ways.
I liked this part, really I did, but at the same time it seemed incredibly cliched to me. Lib notes: pot-smoking and alcohol scenes, Penelope's sexual fantasies. Date released 2007 by Lisa Jahn-Clough. She is the chair of the illustration program at Maine College of Art and also teaches at the Vermont College Writing for Children and Young Adults program. Also, I felt there was too much going on: sex issues, mother issues, divorce issues, grieving-and-feeling-guilty-about-brother-who-died-in-car-accident issues. Additionally, Lopi is burdened by her younger brother's death: her parents mistakenly ran over him when she was six years old, and she still believes it was her fault they divorced. I did not like Penelope, also known as Lopi.
I don't think it didnt have a point in to it. Her beautiful young mother doesn't pay much attention to her, there the secret that Lopi feels she is to blame for the death of her 2 yr old brother, when she was 6. Penelope wanted to forget that her brother died and get her mother to be happy. It seems weird to me that Josh loves her so much, too. If it wasn't so confusing then maybe I would.
This ongoing angst culminates at the end and leads to the redemption the reader anticipates throughout the novel. It seemed to be written in the young adult style that I was always a big fan of and I thought it may even help me with writing my own young adult novel. M any teenagers obsess about sex and Penelope Lopi Yeager, the 16-year-old girl at the center of Jahn-Clough's Country Girl, City Girl latest novel, is certainly among them. I wouldn't say that this book was painful to read, but I really didn't enjoy it. Reading further into the book I managed to figure out that she thought she was the cause of her brother's death so many years back. Penelope tried to call everyone so she could get a ride to the hospital and no one answered there phone so she drove her self.
Although Lopi is able to put into motion the first half of her scheme, she finds the sex part of the equation less straightforward. My opinion about this book is that it is a sad book because the mom does not really pay any attention to Penelope and her brothers but at the time it is a good book because Penelope is with her brothers and they were not alone if they were alone the little kids would of died. There was no point in reading the book I think. I dont know how to explain it but I didn't like the book. Once again I beg authors to think about their parental characters.
Penelopes mom ended up to be okay and she is still living. I'm only half way through this book and I already enjoy it a lot! So she makes a plan to graduate a year early, develops more than a crush on Josh, gets drunk at her mother's birthday party, and tries to seduce Josh but instead vomits all over his shirt. I found myself involved in the emotional turmoil of Lopi and her world and I blazed through the book, wanting to turn the pages to follow Lopi on her journey. Although Lopi lives a normal life she wants to be more like other teenagers around her. Me penelope is about a girl that is 16 years old and that she lives with her mother and her mother is addicted to alcohol her friend's name is holly she is with her in the good times and the bad times. She is working on the text for a series of early-reader graphic comic books. I know 16 year olds are bound to think about sex and possibly experiment with it, but I have trouble believing people go through the same measures as Penelope with it.
This device, used by many authors for teens, is tiresome, but does serve up extra drama for the intended audience. But for what it was I found it sweet and ringing with truth. But she was such a jerk to him, all the time, and he sometimes sulked a bit but was always there for her. At times, the contrast between her naïve fits of desperation and her mature thought processes can seem too great, and teens may well grow frustrated with her rash and melodramatic behavior. .
Jahn-Clough reveals a precocious, fascinating and quirky character who makes her way in the world with a cautious and unique self-awareness. Penelope always thought about sex when she was 12 years old. It eneded up that Andrew lied about who he was and he wasn't as old as he said he was. Penelope didn't like school at all and she had some weird things she was to do so she made a list. I don't think it didnt have a point in to it. Though that's my professional opinion, and I support the right of other librarians to make professional decisions about their collections. Why would he do that? I just have trouble believing their relationship.