Dear Tish Cohen,

Inside Out GirlInside Out Girl was almost always a delight to read.  I say “almost” because there were a few moments when I felt like you were veering away from fiction and into nonfiction in your explanations of nonverbal learning disorders.  I’m always a proponent of “show, don’t tell” in fiction, and though at some point you do have to explain a little of what a nonverbal learning disorder is, it could have been folded into the story a little bit better.  I loved your child characters, though; Olivia (the Inside Out Girl) was hilarious and sweet, and I adored Janie and her classic coming-out-in-high-school mistakes.  I found the adults in the story to be a little flat–Len the patient single dad who’d do anything for his little girl, Rachel the paranoid, too-perfect single mom who finally learns to loosen up–and wished that they’d had a little more depth to them, but I enjoyed the book just the same.  A four-star title!



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One Response to Dear Tish Cohen,

  1. Kathy says:

    I love the cover of this book!

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