Crooked Little Heart is about many things, mother and daughters together, tennis, growing up from being a girl into being an adult...
Rosie is a tennis obsessive, she plays and seeks attention- she knows she's good, older players than herself, those whom she'd think to look up to, look up to her, come watch her and her friend play and she loves it- the feeling of knowing that she's doing something that makes people notice her, makes her stand out- and after all, that's something she needs, her mother having a new husband but grieving for her lost one.
But there's a man, he comes to every public match that the team holds and watches the girls wack the ball across the court, he watches them, and though they think it's kind of funny, it's not right, but no one can do anything about it.
But in this world of tennis and public attention, coaches who like the girls a little more than is thought right and who come out with crude and awful, sexual comments, is there more than being in the spotlight? And what happens when the floodlights are switched.
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What I thought:
This book unverved me- it made my skin crawl in an unpleasant way and I found it unsettling, uncomforatble, from the coach who was horridly awful, to the creepy man who came to "watch" the girls.
I couldn't like this book, because it was too, oh what? Too creepy, too scary, too much like real life?
I don't think the last one, but maybe it was just a mixture... whatever it was, it made me feel like it was wrong, in a weird way... it made me churn and feel uncomfortable, and I don't want to have that feeling again.
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