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eBook Madapple ePub

by Kirsten Potter,Christina Meldrum

  • ISBN: 0739367293
  • Category: Literature and Fiction
  • Subcategory: Teens
  • Author: Kirsten Potter,Christina Meldrum
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Listening Library (Audio); Unabridged edition (August 26, 2008)
  • ePub book: 1477 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1279 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 233

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Christina Meldrum is a former attorney who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. Madapple is her first novel. and what an entrance! I hope this is a sign of things to come. The characters and pacing in this story are fabulous!

Christina Meldrum is a former attorney who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. The characters and pacing in this story are fabulous!

Addictive, thought-provoking, and shocking, Madapple is a page-turning exploration of human nature and divine intervention-and of the darkest corners of the human soul.

Addictive, thought-provoking, and shocking, Madapple is a page-turning exploration of human nature and divine intervention-and of the darkest corners of the human soul. Audible - Audiobook (Downloadable format): ww. ksrv. com - Audiobook (Downloadable format): ww. kqlhce.

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By Christina Meldrum Read by Kirsten Potter. Addictive, thought-provoking, and shocking, Madapple is a page-turning exploration of human nature and divine intervention-and of the darkest corners of the human soul. By Christina Meldrum Read by Kirsten Potter. Category: Teen & Young Adult Fiction Teen & Young Adult Social Issues. THE SECRETS OF the past meet the shocks of the present.

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Christina Meldrum is the author of MADAPPLE, a finalist for the PEN USA Literary Award and the William C. Morris Award, an. .Discover new books on Goodreads. See if your friends have read any of Christina Meldrum's books.

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Christina Meldrum is the author of AMARYLLIS IN BLUEBERRY and MADAPPLE. Amelia and Anthony’s story will surely strike fear into the heart of every parent, and leave book clubs talking for hours. Meg Waite Clayton, national bestselling author of The Wednesday Sisters and The Four Ms. Bradwells. In EXPOSURE, Therese Fowler has written her most gripping novel to date-a lines story of intense young love and a nightmarish legal.

Аудиокнига "Madapple", Christina Meldrum. Читает Kirsten Potter. It’s rare that a book can be as funny and absolutely delightful as it is moving and thought provoking, and Anatomy of a Misfit is both. Мгновенный доступ к вашим любимым книгам без обязательной ежемесячной платы. Слушайте книги через Интернет и в офлайн-режиме на устройствах Android, iOS, Chromecast, а также с помощью Google Ассистента.

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Kirsten Potter's lyrical, almost dreamy, tones perfectly capture the mystical, religious, and even botanical elements of this disturbing tale of a teenager raised by her mother in virtual isolation in rural Maine. When Aslaug asks her mother about her father, she's told that there was no father. After her mother's death, Aslaug lives with her aunt and cousins at the church where her aunt is a preacher.

THE SECRETS OF the past meet the shocks of the present.Aslaug is an unusual young woman. Her mother has brought her up in near isolation, teaching her about plants and nature and language—but not about life. Especially not how she came to have her own life, and who her father might be.When Aslaug’s mother dies unexpectedly, everything changes. For Aslaug is a suspect in her mother’s death. And the more her story unravels, the more questions unfold. About the nature of Aslaug’s birth. About what she should do next. About whether divine miracles have truly happened. And whether, when all other explanations are impossible, they might still happen this very day.Addictive, thought-provoking, and shocking, Madapple is a page-turning exploration of human nature and divine intervention—and of the darkest corners of the human soul.

Comments

MegaStar MegaStar
I don't even know where to begin with what is wrong with this book.--so I'll just start listing the issues I have with it.

1.There is no way this would be considered appropriate for young adults. Okay write what you want but don't try to sell adult material to teenagers!

2.Incest is a major part of the book. As a mother I'm not going to let my teenager read any such book especially when the only real consequence to this disgusting and disturbing act is that it is kept a secret and the offspring don't have a grasp of where they came from. In the real world there are serious biological problems with incest but not in this book.

3.All the major characters are extremely passive. Life happens to them, they don't make life happen. And how do you think they deal with their problems? Mind altering substances - otherwise known as drugs. Nothing like weak women to inspire our daughters. There might be one expectation to this and that is a lesser character named Rune. He seems to show some control of his life. But at the same time he conveniently gets away with illegal acts that real life kids don't.

4.Along the way there is a police officer and a social worker who turn a ridiculous blind eye to a miner who they know needs their help. Come on, I have more faith in the system than what this book blatantly portrays as useless.

5.The author also tries too hard to be deep. This attempt at depth just made me roll my eyes instead of rousing me.

6.Last but not least, the inappropriate language. Although swearing isn't major part of the book it certainly has a presence. And believe me you're reading the hard stuff. There is also deliberate profane blasphemy, not only in words but in actions - by a pastor no less.

With all that said I would like to tell the author that she pulled together many interesting facts and ideas from diverse subjects. She has the ability to write an interesting nonfiction book. Sadly, choosing to expound on her ideas around a story completely lost my respect.
Arilak Arilak
I must confess, I have never written a review before, but I felt moved to write one about this book. It's not that I haven't read a lot of books, I have, but rather I usually read one, enjoy it during the read, put it down and it's on to the next. This book was different. I couldn't stop thinking about it after I read it and I am hoping that writing this review will help me purge my brain a bit. This book makes you think about all that we don't have to think about on a day to day basis. Or, said another way, that which we avoid thinking about by filling our days with the tasks required to get by, to live in an unquestioned environment, the givens and unknowns (and unknowables) of our world. The story is a page turner but at the same time I found myself frequently pausing to think about what the world would look like to someone raised in isolation who was presented a world void of the givens we take for granted. Sometimes, I was so carried away with thoughts that this book provoked that it felt like a pinball was bouncing around in my brain. My cortex was so stimulated at times that I felt my scalp tingling. The protagonist is a 16 year old woman who tells the story. Meldrum somehow speaks through a severely isolated 16 year old in a way that is creepily credible. The story goes back and forth in time, back and forth from science to religion, and back and forth from the spartan-speak of a courtroom to the ethereal-speak of a tormented/dreaming/searching spirit of a 16 year old struggling to survive in a world whose givens don't match her own. The contrasts are intense and gripping. The story makes you question what you "know" and presents a world where the characters suck both good and evil from the roots of the earth. In the end, I think the book leaves you feeling more comfortable with the unknown, more open to it, less likely to ignore it, and so, also more accepting of all the world's contrasts that may not fit neatly with our own expectations. If madness occurs when one's reality doesn't match the reality of the masses, then the protagonist is mad, eventhough she simply believes what she has been taught about the world. If one's madness is accepted, if one's "fish" tale becomes the world's foundation, does it make true? Put in the context of a modern life, Meldrum's Auslag challenges us to see things that we do not, may not, and frequently refuse to.
Tori Texer Tori Texer
Throughout this book I kept having to remind myself this plot was of the present century as it seemed more appropriate for perhaps the 19th century. At the same time, that is what made it so fascinating. There are indeed many children still raised in isolation and subjected to only one, perhaps twisted view of the world. This view becomes their reality.
fetish fetish
I went to school with this Author and decided when I'd learned she'd written a book that I just had to read it, and I was pleasantly surprised. It's a wonderful book, great story line, very interesting. I had it half read the first day I received it.