EBOOK / PDF [The Spaces Between Us]


  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • The Spaces Between Us
  • Stacia Tolman
  • English
  • 10 July 2020
  • 9781250174925

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The Spaces Between Us free read ✓ 0 characters Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Stacia Tolman review The Spaces Between Us Mantle her family’s hopeless reputation But sometimes the biggest obstacles are the ones you don’t see coming; Grimshaw’s uest for success becomes a fight for survival and Serena’s independent study gets a little too real With the future of their friendship and their lives on the line the stakes have never been so hi. Serena and her best friend Grimshaw are just trying to make it through high school and out of their poor rundown town There is no future for either of them there They both come from less than perfect family situations Both have fathers who died when they were young Serena is little well off Her mom is the principal and she has a step dad and siblings Grimshaw s family is considered the trash of the town Both girls feel stuck Grimshaw the most She aspires to be a dancer and she uses her beauty to use guys to her advantage When she starts dating an older guy named Mike Serena can tell only bad things are coming As Grimshaw decides to leave town with Mike and start her career Serena tries to do everything in the power to save her friendThere is no easy way to explain The Spaces Between Us A lot happens in this story It encompasses about a year in the life of Serena starting with her failing a class at the end of her junior year going to Maine for the summer and then coming home to find Grimshaw has made new friends This is only maybe the first few chapters From there the story jumps around at times with no warning There are several times when we are in one scene and the next line will suddenly take place weeks later Serena is definitely a different kind of YA narrator She is whip smart and mature She deserves than what she is dealt and that includes a friend like Grimshaw We see Serena do literally everything to help Grimshaw but we never get a sense of Grimshaw being worthy of Serena s loyalty She isn t a good friend to Serena and is often times trying to ditch her I liked Serena a lot and her story is interesting with a realistic setting But there are a lot of parts of the story that didn t fit together or left uestions than answers to what is going onI still appreciate the originality of the story and the setting I received an e ARC from Netgalley

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The Spaces Between Us free read ✓ 0 characters Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Stacia Tolman review The Spaces Between Us Two outcast best friends are desperate to survive senior year and break away from their rural factory townSerena Velasco and her best friend Melody Grimshaw are dying to get out of their shrinking factory town Until now they’ve been coasting eluding the bleakness of home and the banality of high school In a rebellious turn. Received free copy via GoodreadsThis one s a bit hard for me to review I liked the passages about social mobility but I felt there was too little analysis along that line and too much focus on other pieces of the story I also felt that the ending was unexpected and in general I had a hard time connecting with the characters which makes sense because their lives are very different from mine It wasn t badly written though I guess it s just not my kind of book

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The Spaces Between Us free read ✓ 0 characters Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Stacia Tolman review The Spaces Between Us Serena begins to fixate on communism hoping to get a rise out of her blue collar factory town Her Western Civ teacher catches on and gives her an independent study of class and upward mobility what creates the spaces between us Meanwhile Grimshaw sets goals of her own to make it onto the cheerleading suad find a job and dis. A DRC was provided by Edelweiss in exhange for a fair and honest reviewToo often older readers dismiss teen realistic fiction preferring to indulge in YA dystopia or fantasy Any novel that tackles class in America deserves attention from a wide readership especially if the author is not afraid to have her characters face the the burdens that come fro recognizing the spaces between us Serena Velasco and Melody Grimshaw are best friends and a pair of pariahs The former is too smart and the latter too poor to fit in anywhere in Colchis the dying mill town in upstate New York the burned over cinder of the American Dream The town is a hotbed of class anxiety with young women and men feeling all the disdain distrust and envy that their parents do Grimshaw is a charismatic man magnet set on escaping Colchis using herself as currency as she knows It takes money to get a car and it takes a car to get money Everyone knows Serena is too smart for Colchis but as one of her teachers asks is that an asset or a liability Serena s preoccupation with communism a tribute to her deceased father who believed in giving away wealth and her repugnance at the snobbery and hypocrisy of Colchis give her motivation to aim low in order to avoid the inevitable separation from Grimshaw Serena avoids her middle class status even as her PhD educator mother becomes principal at the high school her entrepreneurial stepfather has moved the family to Versailles a fancy new housing development and her sister off to college however unhappily She spends her summers in Maine in an old house with her grandmother sailing reading and pushing away thoughts of leaving Colchis and Grimshaw for good Doom stalks them from the moment Serena spots the gold Corvette following their school bus The girls struggle through their senior year of high school becoming friends with the vicious cheerleaders going to wild parties contending with both the expectations that Serena excel academically and that Grimshaw coming fromm one of the most notorious trailer trash families in town can t do anything but fail and be left behind That gold Corvette represent s Grimshaw s conviction of her best chance to leave Colchis and she does but not before both girls begin to grow up fast Serena begins to understand that she has Privilege with a capital P while Grimshaw plans to head West with her creepy older boyfriend possible to become a stripper Serena may have privilege but Melody wants to borrow it just for a little Neither can figure out how to stave off the darkness that is coming with adulthood even as they long to grow up and away from their roots Women s reliance on each other and their emotional bonds are the core of the story even as the social importance of finding any man good bad or just plain weak pulls both girls into different orbits Tolman sometimes overplays the Class Doom with Grimshaw asking Do you ever havethis feeling Like you have this feeling you re going to die young To which Serena can only reply I think there are other options than Colchis or death Tolman has produced a serious look at the stresses facing working class women in today s America with all the sadness and ambivalence that may mean for her characters


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    review The Spaces Between Us EBOOK / PDF [The Spaces Between Us] There was some great themes and a well rounded nuanced supporting character but the middle of the novel left me yawningMy IssuesThe Middle of the Novel The novel started off really strong with Serena and Mel but after Serena

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Spaces Between Us] Grimshaw and I are a pair of pariahs like a virus in a lipid envelope She’s poor and I’m smart so between the two of us

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    characters Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Stacia Tolman EBOOK / PDF [The Spaces Between Us] Received free copy via GoodreadsThis one's a bit hard for me to review I liked the passages about social mobility but I felt there was too litt

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Spaces Between Us] This book just didn’t do it for me I’m not sure why but I couldn’t keep the characters straight especially all the teachers and random friends For some reason I kept thinking the story would focus from the “poor girl” Mel’s point of view It was actually kind of refreshing though that it wasn’t It was different to come at high school from the view of the well to do girl and her own identity struggles Inste

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    review The Spaces Between Us characters Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Stacia Tolman Stacia Tolman ´ 0 download So many cliches Dull plot unlikable narrator and nothing imaginative

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Spaces Between Us] While I liked parts of this book immensely the author seems to have lost her way somewhere along the middle I'd

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Spaces Between Us] Stacia Tolman ´ 0 download characters Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Stacia Tolman The road trip felt weird Like totally disconnected from the beginning of the book And the summer spent in Maine What was the point? It felt like everything I thought the book was leading to just disappeared exchanged for a different story with a different point And yeah Bo is great but I don't really believe in

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    characters Ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Stacia Tolman Stacia Tolman ´ 0 download review The Spaces Between Us Serena and her best friend Grimshaw are just trying to make it through high school and out of their poor rundown town There is no future for either of them there They both come from less than perfect family situations Both have fathers who died when they were young Serena is little well off Her mom is the principal and she has a step dad and siblings Grimshaw's family is considered the trash of the town Both girls feel stuck Grimshaw the m

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    EBOOK / PDF [The Spaces Between Us] Ok I'd be the first to admit I'm not really the demographic for this novel but I do remember being in my last year of high school and desperate to graduate and leave home and do something with my life When I started reading this boo

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