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Paperback Sister Safety Pin Book

ISBN: 1563410508

ISBN13: 9781563410505

Sister Safety Pin

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Funny, Realistic, Captivating

I first read this book when my friend suggested it to me. After I read a few pages, I got really into it and couldn't really put it down. It was very realistic, dealing with problems that are likely to happen. There's funny times, and sad times. There's a realization of oneself and deciding on where to go from there. This book gets you thinking on what will happen. I like that Melany has pride in herself.I think this book is good to read for everyone with an open mind. It deals with relationships, friends, work, school, politics (somewhat), and just trying to make a living while still being who you are.

Best Book I've ever Read!

Sister Saftey Pin was the first "lesbian novel" that I ever read. Reading this right after I came out to my mom as bisexual, it was the first thing that gave me comfort in my new identity. Even though Melanie was a lesbian I still felt that I had a strong connection with her throughout the entire book. I highly recommend this book to any bi or lesbian girl.


when I had first read a review on this book, I was instantly intrigued. After recieving it as a birthday gift, I devoured it in a mere day. All I can say is that it's incredible. You feel for the characters so much that you cry when they cry, smile when they smile. You feel their pain, and that's what makes this novel worth it. The characters are easy to relate with(that is, if you're suffering from teenage angst, sexual/gender identity crisis, and dealing with clumps of distortion). But really. This book is very enjoyable. I suggest all who have been through that search for your true identity buy a copy. It's well worth it.

Funny and Moving!

When I read this book, I wished like crazy that I had known about it when I first came out. Although I am not a punk rocker like Melany, I never really fit into the "lesbian community" either. It is an unfortunate fact of life that no matter how alternative our lifestyles are, conformity is still highly valued and enforced. As far as the GLB community has come in the past ten years, we have still not learned that truly being open and affirming means welcoming *everyone*, even if they look different from you, think different from you, came out at a different age from you, or are more/less "out" than you. Clique-ishness is still the bane of many highly oppressed communities and ours is no different.*Sister Safety Pin* is, therefore, a great comfort to me! I read it whenever I become convinced that I too am "too weird" to have love and caring in my life. My heartfelt thanks to Lorrie Sprecher for writing it!

Great 80s Coming-Of-Age Story Of Punk Lesbian Collegiate

If you hate the 80s or lesbians or punk, why would you read it? Because this is a funny and honest story of some rowdy college grrrls and their quest for community and maturity.
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