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The Finishing School characters Õ 107 read & download The Finishing School Known as the “finishing school” eccentric free spirited Ursula DeVane opened up a world full of magical possibilities for Justin teaching her valuable lessons of love and loyalty and encour. What this novel is is The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie scaled down to two people Ursula is Miss Brodie and Justin is all of Miss Brodie s female students Ursula puts on an inauthentic sophistication just like Miss Brodie and tries to live through Justin just as Miss Brodie tried to live through her girls Justin is impressionable and hero worships her mentor There are sexual hijinks afoot but not lesbianism in either story Eventually Justin betrays Ursula just as one of Miss Brodie s girls betrays herThe foreshadowing of the betrayal in Godwin s novel is repetitive and tedious The actual act of betrayal is anticlimacticThe novel is derivative although mildly entertaining The one interesting variation on the theme is that Justin actually learns how to be an actress from her encounter with Ursula so something good does come of the experience However Justin does not get the punishment she deserves for betraying her friend and mentorIf you re interested in a novel about young people and betrayal I d recommend A Separate Peace If you want something about a dangerous intellectual cliue I d recommend The Secret History by Donna Tartt And I would watch the wonderful film version of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

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The Finishing School characters Õ 107 read & download The Finishing School Justin Stokes would never forget the summer she turned fourteen nor the woman who transformed her bleak adolescent life into a wondrous place of brilliant color In the little pondside hut also. This is the book that The Chatham School Affair wanted to be We know from the beginning that a tragedy occurred in the life of the narrator when she was 14 and while we are reminded of it throughout the book the foreshadowing feels natural to the story and not tacked on When we finally do get to the end we realize that it was only a tragedy in the mind of a very young teenager and things were not uite as we had been led to believe There is much here about the projections we put up for others and the projections we cast onto others and how both kinds of illusions can be dangerous I really enjoyed this one probably the best Godwin I ve read so far Plus the fact that my beloved Mohonk Mountain House plays a peripheral role in the story didn t hurt either

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The Finishing School characters Õ 107 read & download The Finishing School Aging her to change to learn to grow But the lessons of the finishing school have their dark side as well as Justin learns how deep friendship can be shattered by shocking unforgivable betrayal. I borrowed this book through the online library Overdrive I ve never read a book by this author so this was fresh to me It was a novel about a woman who is recalling a time in her life when she was 14 The story would spend brief amounts of time with the woman in the present but most of the book was about her fourteen year old self as she navigated through some serious life changes The author engaged in considerable foreshadowing so you knew throughout the book that there was unpleasantness on the way This book caused me to spend time thinking about my own teenage self and the arrogance and insecurity that comes with that time in life I could mostly identify with the main character I could clearly visualize the characters and the scenes from the author s descriptions I could empathize with the fourteen year old and her helplessness against fate and grownups This is likely to be a book I ll remember for a while I read a lot and some books just don t leave a strong impression and I ll think about my own memories growing up and contrast them with where I am today I recommend this book The characters were interesting and the plot moved along well


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    read & download The Finishing School Gail Godwin ´ 7 summary review Þ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Gail Godwin Even the most precocious adolescent is still essentially a child It's a gross unfairness and poor judgment on the part of any adult to forget this This story in a nutshell is about the conseuences of burdening a youngster with adult confidences and very nearly expecting grown up friendship from a fourteen year old girl If you like to plumb

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    Gail Godwin ´ 7 summary review Þ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Gail Godwin read & download The Finishing School Godwin's 1984 novel is about a 14 year old girl who is infatuated with her 40 something neighbor the sophisticated Ursula DeVane Just

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    E–pub Download [The Finishing School] ✓ Gail Godwin This is the book that The Chatham School Affair wanted to be We know from the beginning that a tragedy occurred in the life of the narrator when she was 14 and while we are reminded of it throughout the book the foreshadowi

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    E–pub Download [The Finishing School] ✓ Gail Godwin Gail Godwin ´ 7 summary My history with this book has been well oh maybe tenuous I bought the book shortly after it came out and had been remaindered The coming of age aspect was appealing as were the references to Jane Austen and Ford Maddox For

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    E–pub Download [The Finishing School] ✓ Gail Godwin A modern Greek tragedy The plot is rather contrived but it's the vivid characterizations that make this novel mesmerizing to the end

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    E–pub Download [The Finishing School] ✓ Gail Godwin What this novel is is The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie scaled down to two people Ursula is Miss Brodie and Justin is all of Miss Brodie's female students Ursula puts on an inauthentic sophistication just like Miss Brodie and tries to live through Justin just as Miss Brodie tried to live through her girls Justin is impressionable and hero worships her mentor There are sexual hijinks afoot but not lesbianism in either story Eventually Justin

  7. says: Gail Godwin ´ 7 summary review Þ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ´ Gail Godwin read & download The Finishing School

    E–pub Download [The Finishing School] ✓ Gail Godwin I borrowed this book through the online library Overdrive I've never read a book by this author so this was fresh to me It was a novel about a woman who is recalling a time in her life when she was 14 The story

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    read & download The Finishing School Gail Godwin ´ 7 summary E–pub Download [The Finishing School] ✓ Gail Godwin This is the story of one idyllic summer in the 1950s when 14 year old Justin Stokes wrenchingly moves from her old family home in Fredericksburg Virginia after the successive deaths of her beloved grandparents and father to Clove New York to a modern cookie cutter house in a development populated primarily by IBMers While riding her bike one day she meets an eccentric 40 something woman named Ursula DeVane and

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    read & download The Finishing School E–pub Download [The Finishing School] ✓ Gail Godwin I read this about twenty years ago and have zero recollection of it which should have been a clue Nevertheless I plowed into it again It took me almost a week to get through which was another clue I never take than four days to read a book unless I am extremely busy My main problem with this was that it had a huge buildup to an even

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