Repeat After Me: A Novel by Rachel DewoskinRepeat After Me: A Novel by Rachel Dewoskin

Repeat After Me: A Novel

byRachel Dewoskin

Paperback | October 4, 2011

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The original Foreign Babe in Beijing returns with her "heartbreaking and uplifting" (PW) debut novel, Repeat After Me. Aysha is a twenty-two-year-old New Yorker recovering from her parents' divorce and a nervous breakdown. Everything changes when the young Chinese dissident, Da Ge, enrolls in her English class hot on the heels of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Improbably and inescapably in love with Da Ge, Aysha ends up pulled in directions she never expected. Richly textured and full of sharp cross-cultural observations, Repeat After Me plunges the reader into a persuasive tale about love, loss, and language.
Rachel DeWoskin is an American actress and author.
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Title:Repeat After Me: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.38 × 0.86 inPublished:October 4, 2011Publisher:Overlook PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1590203305

ISBN - 13:9781590203309

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from A Teen's Struggle I received a copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway Contest. A teenage girl is just a year removed from a horrible fireworks accident that has left her permanently blind. She is starting integrate back into her old life by attending high school. She is also learning to deal with her large family. To top it all off, a girl from her school apparently committed suicide and the whole school has not come to terms with that. This story was a good look at what a teenager might have to deal with when overcoming a huge upheaval in her life. It did capture what I believe could have been going through her mind. The character of the teenager was developed quite a bit in the book as she was central focus and we experienced it through her. There was a lot going on in this book. I almost thought too much and it may have distracted from the core problem of the blindness. I do not believe that I was the target audience for this book. This is more geared for the Young Adult/teen market. It was still a good book to read and that is who I would recommend it for.
Date published: 2015-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An exciting and diverse new novel When I first heard about Blind, I wanted to read it immediately. I haven’t actually read a book with a blind protagonist, and I was looking forward to read in a new perspective. So you don’t understand how happy I am that this one did not disappoint! I really loved it, and I think Blind is just a beautiful novel. The book centres around Emma Silver, a fifteen year old girl who lost her sight in a freak accident. Before the accident, she used to feel invisible in her large family but now, it seems like she can’t stop being seen. Even though it’s been a year, Emma still struggles to recover from her accident, and finally start feeling normal. I honestly loved Blind and Emma’s character development was amazing. This book is a little long (400+ pages) but I think it was totally necessary. The writing style was amazing and very descriptive, it’s really clear that the author did her research. The synopsis sounds a little murder-mystery but it definitely is not a mystery, it’s just Emma and her friends learning to cope with their friend’s death. Overall, I recommend Blind to people looking for a diverse and interesting novel. I would recommend it for people looking to find a novel with large character-growth, as this long novel definitely features plenty of character growth.
Date published: 2015-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seems interesting :) I might pick this up next time I go to the book store. Haven't read this yet but fingers crossed on hoping it to be a far star read.
Date published: 2014-08-15