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What is the title of the book read/listened to?
Cinderella ate my daughter
Who wrote the book you read/listened to?
Peggy Orenstein
Tell us your opinion about the book.
A look at current girl culture and reflections on its impact on young girls and their development into young women. Orenstein takes us with her as she interviews a marketing head at Disney and covers the popularity and pervasiveness of Princess culture; brings us on a visit to the flagship American Girl store in New York (and made ME gasp at the prices of this line of toys--I had no idea!), and walks through a toy conference where most girl toys are obvious by their varying hues of pink.

Peggy challenges us to contemplate what impact the marketing of today's toy lines, and the play they foster, have on young girls and whether the marketing, and the consumer culture it builds, is a contributor to the oversexualization of young women.

With a female toddler myself, I found Orenstein's writing and ideas very interesting and offered a lot of good food for thought. And, like Orenstein, I'm left with a lot of uncertainty and cautiously watching each step as my daughter and I face the saavy and persistent world of marketing to her demographic. Thanks to Orenstein's book, I'm a little more saavy now, too.  Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Card Catalog
Rating
4=Solid read, definitely worth my time
What is the title of the book read/listened to?
One Foot in the Grave
Who wrote the book you read/listened to?
Jeaniene Frost
Tell us your opinion about the book.
A worthwhile second book in the series. Mindless, easy, enjoyable read.   Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Card Catalog
Rating
4=Solid read, definitely worth my time
What is the title of the book read/listened to?
The Silence of Winter
Who wrote the book you read/listened to?
Wanda Brunstetter
Tell us your opinion about the book.
Book #2...I liked the first one alittle better but still a good easy read.  Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Card Catalog
Rating
3=Average, it was an okay.
What is the title of the book read/listened to?
Alone
Who wrote the book you read/listened to?
Lisa Gardner
Tell us your opinion about the book.
Wow! I didn't see that coming! Great read!  Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Card Catalog
Rating
5=Excellent, I would read it again
What is the title of the book read/listened to?
Tresspasser
Who wrote the book you read/listened to?
Paul Doiran
Tell us your opinion about the book.
This is an excellent detective story with great characterization and a surprise ending. It is set in coastal Maine with lots of local color.  Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Card Catalog
Rating
4=Solid read, definitely worth my time
What is the title of the book read/listened to?
Haunted Sister
Who wrote the book you read/listened to?
Lael Littke
Tell us your opinion about the book.
This book was an excellent, though short read. I do believe the unforgettable plot twist was quite predictable however as I picked up on it almost before I began reading it.  Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library Card Catalog
Rating
4=Solid read, definitely worth my time