Good psychological fiction and an interesting topic but the writing wasn't as compelling as I would have hoped for Joyce Carol Oates.
In the tradition of Robin Hood Joyce Carol Oates’ Foxfire describes a saintly outlaw’s heroic quest for justice and equality against odds that are overwhelming. Delightfully modern in its prose, Oates creates a female teenage Shane who rides into a fictional upstate New York metropolis to rescue gender-oppressed women, redistribute wealth, and inspire hope among youth before she disappears in a sunset made more resplendent by her passing. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Yes, there is even a young girl standing at the roadside crying, “Don’t go, Legs. Don’t go” as the dust settles. Is Foxfire grittier, grimier, gutsier that its Sherwoodian-Westernian predicessors? One would hope so since it belongs to us, to a world where toting firearms has become--even in Canada--a “right,” and the motiveless mass slaying of innocent humans seems to have become a weekly fact of our lives.
Hard to put down!
Great book. Had to read it for school but actually enjoyed it. It has an easy-to-read but engaging and different writing style. The story will have you cheering for the characters and then cursing some of their decisions! I have read it 3 or 4 times!
EuSei thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over
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