Freaky Green Eyes by Joyce Carol OatesFreaky Green Eyes by Joyce Carol Oates

Freaky Green Eyes

byJoyce Carol Oates

Paperback | February 15, 2005

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"Later, I would think of it as crossing over. From a known territory into an unknown. From a place where people know you to a place where people only think they know you."

Sometimes Franky Pierson has a hard time dealing with life. Like when her parents separate and her mother vanishes, Franky wants to believe that her mom has simply pulled a disappearing act. Yet deep within herself, a secret part of her she calls Freaky Green Eyes knows that something is terribly wrong. And only Freaky can open Franky's eyes to the truth.

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestseller...
Title:Freaky Green EyesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 7.12 × 5 × 0.74 inPublished:February 15, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064473481

ISBN - 13:9780064473484

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17


Rated 4 out of 5 by from A definite must-read for your collection! I must say, this mysterious thriller was one of the best young-adult mysteries I've read in a while. I admit, I was a bit skeptical when I picked it up and read the back in the store, but I bought it anyway to give it a try. The way Joyce adds little tidbits here and there into the story to lead you through to the finale keeps you sucked right into the tale of a young teen (who invents an alter-ego after she barely escapes from being raped at a party), and her emotional little sister, trying to unravel a web of lies their oh-so-famous father weaved for them about their mother, and why she moved out to the middle of nowhere. The one thing that turned me off about it was when, in the middle of the story, she gave away just a little too much about the end, and I figured out the skeleton of what happened right away. But, it was still a great novel, and I definetly reccomend it to anyone if you love abduction/kidnapping/murder mysteries.
Date published: 2006-01-02

Editorial Reviews

“Observant family history and a developing mystery.”