Monday, 9 August 2010

Freaky Green Eyes

This would be my first Joyce Carol Oates and I enjoyed it. Freaky Green Eyes is about a girl named Franky who has sports star father with a bad personality. I mean he's not that bad, but his temper is off the chart. Franky finds her parents going their own ways and sees a divorce coming, but then suddenly her mom comes up missing and finds that her dad and his temper might have something to do with it, so now she has to serve her mother justice instead of being loyal to her father.
Freaky Green Eyes will have you wanting to read to the end with her simple yet evocative writing. Mrs. Joyce Carol Oates builds suspense with her words, interviews and journals in the story.
Even though we all might have heard of a story like this everywhere including the newspaper, Mrs. Oates adds a new layer to this story with her mother's sisters and mother's friend, so readers are not thinking, "Oh another story about a suspicious husband killing his wife who is loving and loyal to him." No. Mrs. Joyce Carol Oates writes no this is not that story. Its the story of a girl who has a messed up father and a great mother but can't seem to decide who is right and who is wrong.
I recommend this book to anyone who wants a great read and a different point of view in life.

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