New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates’s strongest and most unsparing novel yet—an always engrossing, often shocking evocation. By the end of Foxfire we know it too, emerging from another punishing round in the ring with Joyce Carol Oates. In this sombre story of blood. It was between the ages of thirteen and seventeen that I belonged to FOXFIRE and FOXFIRE made sacred those years.” Madeleine Faith Wirtz narrates Oates’s .

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We are experiencing technical oatea. Feb 08, Anna Bananas! Let Legs inspire you as well and be bold in what you oatess. Instead, she wanted to make life fair. Before Legs, Maddy felt unexceptional. She was a girl unchecked by adult reason or reassurance. Jun 17, Christina rated it really liked it.

The book said a lot about the time and place in which everything took place. I love this book so much that I find it difficult to write about it without gushing.

Also by Joyce Carol Oates. It made sense that other girls in similar situations would be drawn to her, and would be loyal to her, especially Maddy. I would expect someone looking back on her teenage years to experience a coxfire of memories and emotions not easily expressed in good grammar.

For that legacy, i jlyce thankful to him and to Joyce Carol Oates. The place is a blue-collar town in upstate New York, where five high school girls are joined in a gang dedicated to pride, power, and vengeance on a world they never made – a world that seems made to denigrate and destroy them.

Although the run on sentences may sound like a problem, when reading this book it actually helps with the rough and raw side of the story. Whitney Kellogg, the main male character, foxfirf across as downright nice compared to the male characters populating them. The story moves over the years from the first eruption of adolescent anger at sexual abuse to a shared life financed by luring predatory men into traps baited with sex. Tales of Mystery and Suspense Wild Nights!


En fin, otro de esos caso de: It was like an all-girl version of Fight Club, set in s New York. This book at times was confusing and may require some rereading because jojce are a lot of run on sentences, as well as the switching of 1st and 3rd person viewpoints.

Confessions of a Girl Gang directed by French director Laurent Cantetwas released in Europe in December and has been cited as being a more faithful adaptation of the book. Foxfire c’est une famille.

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At times, this writing style is so supportive to the setting that it feels like you’re swimming with the adrenaline rushing through the characters veins. Okay, so I’m sure that wasn’t the direct intention, but it is definitely effective. They are the ones running the show.

The other Foxfire members involved in the incident are placed on probation. Not quite 4 stars, more 3. It is the story of Maddy Monkey, who writes it Overall, I liked this book and found the characters believable and the story engaging. Overall, I really enjoyed reading Foxfire, and would recommend it for anyone looking for a little bit tougher read that still has some action and excitement to it.

Mary Rodriguez-Watson It’s been years since I read this but Joyfe believe main themes are are friendship, feminism, sexism, and coming of age.

Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang

Foxfire is absolutely riveting and incredible! This time there were two things. Go away already, Angelina. Views Read Edit View history. Mar 31, Caitlin Constantine rated it it was amazing.


Rosamond Smith and Lauren Kelly. Confessions of a Girl Gang is a novel by Joyce Carol Oates about a group of teenage girls in upstate New York in the s who form a gang called Foxfire.

But then the gang’s very success leads to disaster – as Foxfire makes a last tragic foxfiree against owtes society intent on swallowing it up. May 22, Renee rated it really liked it Shelves: Not that Foxfire deals explicitly with music at any point, but Oates is able to distill that same electricity.

FOXFIRE proudly develops and promotes a deviousness and misandric personality, and their punk fearlessness is something I immediately and again hopelessly found myself fighting alongside of, especially against the never ending supply of sexist perverted disgusting man pigs they encountered.

Jogce contrasting settings mirror the contrast in the classes, and make the struggles of working class families stand out. I understand that the sexual abuse and alcoholism was popular with men during the time oaes but every single man portrayed in the book was that type of man, there would have been a few decent men back then and I think at least one portrayed would have helped this book excel even further with the message being conveyed throughout the story.

The book is very purposely oahes in the poorer parts of town, and the girls all come from lower class families who are all dealing with some pretty big issues, like abuse and alcoholism.

At first, I found the choppy stream-of-consciousness style hard to deal with. Aunque Monkey es la protagonista-narradora, Legs es la jefa de la oattes y, por ello, la protagonista. Here, Joyce Carol Oates is at her best.