If you feel like every episode of The SSR Podcast is basically just a lovefest about whatever book we happen to be discussing (and you’re sick and tired of it!), then you should definitely check out Episode 63. Our feelings about Cynthia Voigt’s Homecoming are A LOT more complicated. Let’s just say it’s a love/hate thing.
On this episode, Alli and guest Kelly Jensen try to look at this 1981 novel from every spot on that love/hate spectrum. They also swap stories about their own middle and high school English classes and compare notes on the kinds of books they were reading in the nineties. There’s talk of birth order, mental health, religion, circus performers, and cold hot dogs — a little something for everyone!
CHECK OUT KELLY’S BOOKS:
… AND HER BOOK RIOT BSC ARTICLE: “Thirty-Plus Years After Kristy’s Great Idea, What Makes The Baby-Sitters Club Endure?”
CHECK OUT KELLY’S BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:
Taking Sides by Norma Klein
Domestic Arrangements: A Novel by Norma Klein
Mom the Wolf Man and Me by Norma Klein
“Book review: Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt” (MuggleNet, 2013)
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