Saturday, June 9, 2012

Day One Hundred Sixty-One: "The Worst Girl's Best Day" by Susan Rukeyser


The reader watches as a young girl goes from being the "pig" mascot at a supermarket to finding herself, leaving her life behind where she is alone and an outcast. She takes to the road and hopes for the best but in the end, the reader doesn't have the hope that she does. On a stylistic note, this story is rich in details and a very enjoyable read.

This tale is about starting over...the belief that starting over can make a difference. I'm not convinced but I still feel for this character. I want her to be more than this even if I don't know what her future holds.

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