Feb 27, 2020
The Year It Rained
Posted by Crescent Dragonwagon

Having survived three suicide attempts and treatment in a series of mental hospitals, seventeen year old Elizabeth continues to fight for happiness in a life filled with confusion and turbulence A beautiful and significant book about love The New York Times.

  • Title: The Year It Rained
  • Author: Crescent Dragonwagon
  • ISBN: 9780027331103
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Year It Rained Having survived three suicide attempts and treatment in a series of mental hospitals seventeen year old Elizabeth continues to fight for happiness in a life filled with confusion and turbulence A bea

    Xan West

    This book meant a lot to me as teenager Felt like it was real, and inside the experience of mental illness, instead of outside pathologizing it like everything else I had read I am pretty sure its ownvoices, but I can t remember why I think that It definitely felt like that to me, resonated in that way I did a reread to see how it held up Updated review 4 13 17 I read this book over and over as a teenager My paperback copy was very well worn, and something I kept into my late 30s until it mildew [...]


    Kathryn

    If The Catcher in the Rye and The Bell Jar had a lovechild, it would be Crescent Dragonwagon s yes, that s her real name The Year It Rained Having been admitted to and banned from various psychiatric hospitals and boarding schools, 17 year old Elizabeth Stein is not sure where she belongs Her parents are on the brink of divorce, she hates the special school she attends, and her best friend is far away, mentally as well as physically Like Holden Caulfied and Esther Greenwood, Elizabeth, fresh fro [...]


    Ratih Rimayanti

    Or that one about the unripe avocado opening The one with the line scarves of every glossy leaves, about being bitter but patient with your own bitterness so you could learn to be wise and be kind of returned to whatever innocence you might have once had before you became bitter and said Elizabeth to Gina, her favorite author about her book.I liked this book, light yet well crisp I couldn t put it down unless my eyes so hurt I couldn t bear A book about self lost and seeking, mother and daughter [...]


    Monisha

    You know what I really like this The story of a teenager trying to cope after multiple suicide attempts She comes off slightly disconnected from the world She spends a lot of time reflecting on her past There s very little physical action to the story And I love that I think it s hard to keep someone s attention in books when they re so internally driven, and it s pulled off very well here Impressed I m glad I took a chance on this.


    Rahadyan

    A bildungsroman about a young woman and her dysfunctional relationships, first published in 1985, but set apparently in the late 60 s or early 70 s I enjoyed reading it 22 years ago and have revisited it a few times since.


    Shelley

    Good book



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