Friday, September 2, 2011

Book Review: She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb

She's Come UndoneShe's Come Undone by Wally Lamb

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love the book and I love Dolores Price! She sure went through a lot of ups and downs in life. My problems are nothing compared to what she has been through. She is not popular in school nor does she have a lot of friends but, I like how she can develop meaningful friendships that can last a lifetime. And these people she has developed a meaningful relationship with and who love her back are the ones who help her brave the storms in her life.

It's sad that her Ma died but if this has not happened, she would have gotten stuck in her grandmother's house, a fat girl forever.

I love how the book ended, she has found true love through Thayer and also got to see a whale in action! It is a very dramatic ending. She does not long for what she can't have anymore but is thankful for what she already has.

I love reading this kind of book because I get to have the chance to go through one's life and learn valuable lessons.

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Book Summary
In this extraordinary coming-of-age odyssey, Wally Lamb invites us to hitch a wild ride on a journey of love, pain, and renewal with the most heartbreakingly comical heroine to come along in years.

Meet Dolores Price. She's 13, wise-mouthed but wounded, having bid her childhood goodbye. Stranded in front of her bedroom TV, she spends the next few years nourishing herself with the Mallomars, potato chips, and Pepsi her anxious mother supplies. When she finally orbits into young womanhood at 257 pounds, Dolores is no stronger and life is no kinder. But this time she's determined to rise to the occasion and give herself one more chance before she really goes under.

About the Author

Wally Lamb is the author of She's Come Undone, The Hour I First Believed, and I Know This Much Is True. Two were featured as selections of Oprah's Book Club. Lamb is the recipient of the Connecticut Center for the Book's Lifetime Achievement Award, the Connecticut Bar Association's Distinguished Public Service Award, the Connecticut Governor's Art Award, the Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award, the 1999 New England Book Award for Fiction, and the Missouri Review William Peden Fiction Prize.

He was the director of the Writing Center at the Norwich Free Academy, Norwich, Connecticut from 1989-1998, and an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Connecticut’s English Department. He holds a B.A. in Education and an M.A. in English from the University of Connecticut and an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College.

Lamb has served as a volunteer facilitator for a writing workshop at the York Correctional Institute, a maximum-security prison for women, in Niantic, Connecticut since 1999. Institute, a maximum-security prison for women. He has edited two collections of autobiographical essays entitled Couldn't Keep It to Myself: Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters (2003) and I'll Fly Away (2007).

Lamb currently lives in Mansfield, Connecticut with his wife, Christine Lamb, and their three sons, Jared, Justin and Teddy.

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