Hope, joy, and pain intertwine in this wonderful teenage lesbian romance. “The characterization is outstanding: the hurt, bewildered Jinx and the smooth. CRUSH was first published by Little, Brown, then Avon Books, then Alyson Publications. Now Futcher’s own Women Gone Wild Press is. All about Crush by Jane Futcher. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers.
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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I first read this book back in junior high, early ’80s. My mother picked it up while she was out; I’m still sure to this day that she had NO idea crysh the content was, despite the cover showing two girls and the title “Crush”.
I’m currently 44 years old. I live in Kansas City and I am futcheer. But none of that matters because This. It was amazing back then and still great now. I’m so excited that it’s available for my Kindle, but I have to admit I miss the original book I have I still haven’t completely gotten over holding a book and seeing the original publisher font lol. But I cgush off topic.
This book should be read by every teenage girl. Tolerance and acceptance notwithstanding, the history that Jane Futcher writes about is nearly as fascinating as her story. I love everything about the setting, her descriptions, and how she writes about Jinxy meeting her friends in town at the Rexall for hamburgers or going into the city on the train to visit art schools. Also, rereading this makes me realize how much better off our society is today Same Sex fucher is recognized in all 50 statesbut that there is still a long row to hoe for those who identify as LGBTQ.
The young ladies of Huntington Hill are simply classic. Jinx, Lexie and the rest of the Huntington crew are the epitome of high school girls feeling their way to their own sexuality. jaje
Jane Futcher does an incredible job in making these characters not only come to life, but remind yourself how your teenage years weren’t exactly the “best times of your life. She does what almost every young lesbian had to do at the beginning of their outness She embraces the few women who blink in and out of her life with such speciality that you begin to almost feel what and how she’s feeling it.
No one minded Lexie sleeping around with her cousin and other men, but because they believed Jinx was a lesbian, the school staff went against her. This school sounds eerily like one I once went to. I couldn’t believe the way the staff treated Jinx, like she was a leper. This book jwne very well-written and sad. There is no happily-ever-after, which makes the book realistic. The private school students in this book are emotionally confused, and the attitudes surrounding them about what is normal makes the reader see why there are people in such pain.
I recommend this book highly. If you are disturbed by sexual situations between members of the same or opposite sex, then don’t read it. Sex is not presented pornographically, and the portrayal about teens and crushes is very realistic.
This book started off nicely, and I think the author had a great idea, what with the all-girls boarding school and all. However, the ending left much to be desired.
I couldn’t help feeling a bit cheated because the ending just left the reader hanging. I didn’t like the way the story cut off, with the reader still wondering what would happen to the characters. Or maybe I’m just an idealist, disliking everything that doesn’t come equipped with a nice, happy ending.
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I’ve read a lot of GLBT young adult fiction. I wonder why it is that all the lesbian ones are in first person and told from the jabe girl’s perspective?
Maybe it’s some kind of unwritten rule. Right next to the one that says one of the girls should have a funky name, like Battle or Holland. The main protagonist here is named Jinx, and the action takes place at a boarding school for girls in about An aspiring artist, Jinx becomes infatuated jnae an unstable girl at her school named Lexie.
Jinx is very doormatish, and lets her actions be dictated by Lexie, to the point that she’s doing some incredibly stupid things. When she finally gets a backbone and tries to put a stop to it, Lexie does not react well. The story is interesting, but I frequently wanted to smack Jinx for lusting such a screwed up girl and putting up with her crap.
There’s at least some jaen that she’s going to start sticking up for herself more in the future, but I can’t budge the feeling that, if this book had continued into Jinx’s later life, we’d find that she’d futcber what was expected of a girl in that time period, and given up her artistic dreams to find herself a nice husband. The book was billed futchef of as a book for lesbian teen girls It was entertaining to read.
The emotional manipulation that totally screwed the main character over was wow. Not that I don’t know this but yeah. Still a decent read. Crsuh probably won’t reread it.
Teen angst of the sort that goes on feels a bit beyond me but still a good read. I cannot say enough crusg things about this book. I was looking for a good glbt teen type novel, and I found this one at a used book store in my area. I finally got a chance to read it, and I had the hardest time putting it down.
What Jinx felt, I felt too. Like I was here and I was the one being torn down my Lexie and being condmned by the Nicky. It felt real like what Jinx was furcher through was happening to me too, it was kind of scary.
Whenever Lexie crusj Jinx or took advantage of her or played with her emotions like she did, I wanted to go up to Lexie and smack her and yell at her and tell her what a terrible, inhumane person she was. Lexie, on some level, reminds me of a girl I know accept this girl is bi and open about it.
Just the way she used Jinx and played with her like that remdinds me of this girl. I just wonder how someone like Lexie could have the audacity to be cruel to someone who loves her so much??? I guess this is why they book is so good, it’s like a slice of real life. I loved this book immensely.
I immensely enjoyed the author’s descriptive style. It’s a story about teenage love, and there’s some truth for everyone. Although I’m not gay, I can see myself in Jinx at that vulnerable age. The author tells the story with humor, but it can also cut like a knife; I could not put it down. See all 13 reviews. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Get to Know Us. English Choose a language for shopping.
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