Sexy

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Harper Collins, Mar 1, 2005 - Juvenile Fiction - 263 pages
113 Reviews

It was in November, a Thursday after swim practice. The thing with Mr. Tracy, Darren's English teacher.
The thing was how Darren would think of it, afterward.
The thing that was vague and not-named.
The thing that hadn’t happened, anyway.

Darren Flynn has the perfect life -- until that day in November.

After that day, after what happened (did it happen?), life is different. Darren is different. Nothing is as it was –– before. His friends, his family, even the people who are supposed to be in charge are no longer who Darren thought they were. Who can he trust, now?

This compelling, masterfully written novel by acclaimed author Joyce Carol Oates explores one teenager's search for identity in a complex, deceiving world, and the answers he finds in the most unexpected places.

  

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I really like the fragmented prose style. - Goodreads
The ending is sort of ambiguous, which I like. - Goodreads
I guess Oates's writing isn't my type. - Goodreads
I was hoping for a little more with the ending though. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

This book left me feeling...unsettled, as Oates often does. I didn't necessarily love it, but I appreciate the skill it takes for an author to leave me feeling so uncomfortable. Read full review

Review: Sexy

User Review  - Goodreads

This book left me feeling...unsettled, as Oates often does. I didn't necessarily love it, but I appreciate the skill it takes for an author to leave me feeling so uncomfortable. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
23
Section 4
29
Section 5
55
Section 6
59
Section 7
67
Section 8
75
Section 16
127
Section 17
145
Section 18
149
Section 19
153
Section 20
155
Section 21
157
Section 22
177
Section 23
179

Section 9
77
Section 10
87
Section 11
91
Section 12
101
Section 13
105
Section 14
115
Section 15
125
Section 24
191
Section 25
193
Section 26
203
Section 27
209
Section 28
211
Section 29
266
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About the author (2005)

Joyce Carol Oates is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University.