Friday, 31 August 2012

Holding Still For As Long As Possible

Holding Still for as Long as PossibleHolding Still for as Long as Possible by Zoe Whittall
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Holding Still for as Long as Possible contains some zinger lines and insight into young people living in Toronto. It is set in a specific time, place and culture politics: post-9/11, SARS, and sexual ambiguity.

Like the title suggests, the plot doesn't move much. Instead, the inner thoughts of the three main characters are explored. I think I would have enjoyed Holding Still more if I had read this book in my twenties since it really concerns that generation trying to figure out how to grow up.

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