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read Paulina Fran doc õ Paperback Ê rachel b. glaser Ë ★ Paulina Fran PDF / Epub ✈ Author Rachel B. Glaser – A story of friendship art sex and curly hair an audaciously witty debut tracing the pas de deux of lust and love between two young uncertain conflicted art studentsA story of friendship art sex and curly hair an audaciously witty debut tracing the pas de deux of lust and love between two young uncertain conflicted art students At their New England art school Paulina and Fran both stand apart from the crowd Paulina is striking and sexually adventurous a self proclaimed ueen bee with a devastating mean girl streak With her gorgeous untamed head of curly hair Fran is uirky sweet and Paulina and Fran are total opposites Where Paulina is promiscuous outgoing and cruel Fran is naive introverted and caring Both are beautiful however and are fascinated by their differences After only sighting each other on the dance floor at parties the two find themselves on a school trip where a bond is formed Their friendship is strong but can it survive after one of the girls begins dating the others ex boyfriendI wanted to love this I really did but Glaser makes it terribly difficult to due to how awful Paulina her lead character is I don't need all my characters in books to be good people but when you are trying to create a powerful story about female connection through love and friendship as I believe Glaser was attempting to do you do want to be rooting for them Paulina is such a disgusting unsympathetic human being everyone that comes in contact with her is repelled except for Fran It's difficult to understand why Fran would want to be around a person like this Glaser gives no clue as to what has made Paulina so unbelievably egotistical and because of the fact that this book spans close to 10 years of these characters lives it was disappointing to not see any character development in regards to her personality I kept on reading waiting for something redeemable that never came There's a great book by Amanda Boyden called Pretty Little Dirty that is very similar and better written Save yourself some time and pick that one up 255Thanks to Harper and Edelweiss for this review copy

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Sexually innocent An aspiring painter whose potential outstrips her confidence she floats dreamily through criticisms and dance floors alike On a school trip to Norway the girls are drawn together each disarmed by the other’s charismaThough their bond is instant and powerful it’s also wracked by complications When Fran winds up dating one of Paulina’s ex boyfriends an incensed Paulina becomes determined to destro Beautifully written lots of amazing sentences but so stylised and mannered and empty I didn't hate the characters I found them so unreal that I couldn't even think of them in terms of whether I liked them I couldn't see Paulina and Fran as actual people their friendships or relationships as something that would ever exist outside the pages of a novel I didn't believe in their connection for one second Paulina's success with her hair products brand felt like something a 12 year old would make up about their future dream career It all reminded me of a book version of Mistress America about which I had similar reservations The ahem climax of the protagonists' college relationship was just so lazy too easy but like everything in this story it seemed symbolic than anything else I did warm to Paulina at points like this and wish there had been of these moments of humourp102 The dance floor was barbaric and free Mystic shined a flashlight over the dancers Paulina closed her eyes and replayed the compliments she'd received about her hair She opened her eyes and saw Sadie dancing with Fran Sadie's hand caressed Fran's curls and they danced flitting around each other like preteens Paulina raged inside herself Why couldn't people stay where she put them They were always pairing up to destroy her   Babe meet Darlene Mystic said She's an art history major too Paulina glanced at the slight redhead before her She had the figure of a pencil   Art history is dead Paulina said and stormed off to find drugsp114 As she approached campus she passed huddled groups of her classmates and paid them no mind What the fuck were they whispering about Her Art students are so dramatic she thought weaving around them She wasn't like them She was a scholar God no scholar sounded so stuffy and tweed and blah She was one of the great thinkers of her timeI didn't much like the whole but I loved certain details This was incidentally similar to the last book I read Yelena Moskovich's The Natashas in that it's filled with brilliant similes and creative descriptions of people and things it's fittingly arty throughout but the characters feel forgotten about in comparison and lack depth I just wish Glaser had applied her sparkling style to something interesting than a bunch of students sleeping with each other Maybe you need to be the same age as Paulina and Fran or younger and in awe of the type of lives they lead to really enjoy their story And to be fair I'd heard a lot about this and never intended to read it I only changed my mind because I found it at the library

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Paulina FranY the couple creating a rift that will shape their lives well past the halcyon days of art school Crackling with bon mots and knowing snapshots of that moment when the carefree cocoon of adolescence opens into the permanent unknowable future Paulina Fran is both a sparkling dance party of a novel and the debut novel of a writer with rare insight into the complexities of obsession friendship and prickly ever elusive lov I loved this book because I often hated the main characters yet I wanted everything good in the world to happen to them They were real and really flawed yet I saw parts of much of myself in them Rachel writes with biting vivid prose and shines a light on the ugly and beautiful in each of her characters especially Paulina After reading her depictions of art school and life afterward I feel as if I too have been part of that world and I closed the book with a slight hangover