Confessions of A Girl Gang

Book - 1994
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During the 1950s, five high school girls in upstate New York form a gang called Foxfire.
Publisher: New York : Plume, [1994]
ISBN: 9780452272316
Branch Call Number: OATES J
Characteristics: 328 p. ; 20 cm


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Jane60201 Dec 05, 2013

Good psychological fiction and an interesting topic but the writing wasn't as compelling as I would have hoped for Joyce Carol Oates.

brianreynolds Aug 22, 2012

In the tradition of Robin Hood Joyce Carol Oates’ Foxfire describes a saintly outlaw’s heroic quest for justice and equality against odds that are overwhelming. Delightfully modern in its prose, Oates creates a female teenage Shane who rides into a fictional upstate New York metropolis to rescue gender-oppressed women, redistribute wealth, and inspire hope among youth before she disappears in a sunset made more resplendent by her passing. Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Yes, there is even a young girl standing at the roadside crying, “Don’t go, Legs. Don’t go” as the dust settles. Is Foxfire grittier, grimier, gutsier that its Sherwoodian-Westernian predicessors? One would hope so since it belongs to us, to a world where toting firearms has become--even in Canada--a “right,” and the motiveless mass slaying of innocent humans seems to have become a weekly fact of our lives.

Twoey Gray
Jan 03, 2011

Hard to put down!

johnsonl Nov 16, 2010

Great book. Had to read it for school but actually enjoyed it. It has an easy-to-read but engaging and different writing style. The story will have you cheering for the characters and then cursing some of their decisions! I have read it 3 or 4 times!


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