Like a stream that meets a boulder
By the time they got to “Because I knew you, I have been changed for good,” I was in tears. In my life, I too have experienced that hugely important friendship, and so I knew that I was witnessing that aim of all art: emotional truth.
But I left the theater also wondering why it was that so few books talk about women’s relationships and friendships in this way, acknowledging their developmental and emotional importance. I thought of how many books that are ostensibly for girls and women are really about their relationships with boys and men, and can’t even pass the Bechtel Test:
1. It has to have at least two women in it
Nancy's been good enough to supply us with additional resources such as:
- a reader's guide to EXTRAORDINARY
- and a fascinating article on the behind-the-scenes of how book covers are designed.
A Top Ten IndieNext Pick, Autumn, 2010