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Gilbert and Gubar's The Madwoman in the Attic after Thirty Years
Annette R. Federico, Sandra M. Gilbert
Annette LaPointe
Charm & Strange - Stephanie Kuehn Boy with disturbing past thinks he's a werewolf, and may or may not be right. It has obvious comparisons to Justine Larbalestier's Liar, although it ultimately comes down on a very clearly determined single reading. It succeeds at what it's doing, but what it's doing isn't very close to my heart. I'm also increasingly frustrated with narratives about trauma that show us the trauma and/or breakdown in explicit and drawn-out detail, and then have most of the healing take place in therapy between the ultimate and penultimate chapters. (See also: Maggie Gelbwasser's Pieces of Us, a devastating take on rape culture. Assume ALL the trigger warnings.)