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The Perfect Age By Heather Skyler,

  • Title: The Perfect Age
  • Author: Heather Skyler
  • ISBN: 9780393058703
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A sun baked, beautifully observed debut a mother and daughter come of age in Las Vegas.Helen is just fifteen, lanky and striking She is a lifeguard at the pool at the Dunes hotel in Las Vegas, caught off guard by the new attention from men and boys, not quite sure of her own footing in the world Her mother, Kathy, suddenly finds herself in a place equally uncertain herA sun baked, beautifully observed debut a mother and daughter come of age in Las Vegas.Helen is just fifteen, lanky and striking She is a lifeguard at the pool at the Dunes hotel in Las Vegas, caught off guard by the new attention from men and boys, not quite sure of her own footing in the world Her mother, Kathy, suddenly finds herself in a place equally uncertain her children getting older, her stable marriage perhaps too stable, the slow days of summer leaving her adrift When Kathy meets Helen s boss, the manager at the pool, her life is on the brink of a different sort of change.Following Helen and Kathy through three summers, this novel is an intimate picture of two sexual awakenings under one roof and their aftershocks on a family The Perfect Age is set in workaday Las Vegas, where people are married at drive through chapels, and escort services are advertised alongside 99 cent shrimp cocktail The novel takes the reader beyond the glitz of showgirls and Elvis impersonators and reveals the everyday life in homes and schools, and among the lukewarm waters of Lake Mead and the semi cool of the surrounding mountains In The Perfect Age, Heather Skyler explores the nature of beauty, sex, and class divisions in a society where things are at once normal and bizarre, showing us that the validity of life s deepest experiences love, betrayal, acceptance is never compromised by age.
    The Perfect Age A sun baked beautifully observed debut a mother and daughter come of age in Las Vegas Helen is just fifteen lanky and striking She is a lifeguard at the pool at the Dunes hotel in Las Vegas caught

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    1. This is my first book ever to receive one star I hated it so much, I don t know where to begin I didn t like any of the characters, they all annoyed me, the storyline was s it and I can t believe I wasted my time on this And I was so excited

    2. This story parallels a daughter s coming of age, and her mother s exploration of an affair outside of her marriage It takes place over the span of three summers, in Las Vegas 15 year old Helen and her boyfriend Leo have been dating forever, and Leo wants to move their relationship to the next level Helen is not sure she is ready.until she sees her mother with another man, who happens to be Helen s supervisor at work, Gerard At once, Helen feels the need to lash out and hurt her mother any way th [...]

    3. I ve given this book 4 stars because it was a great beach read that sucked me in and I read it quickly in one day It certainly isn t a masterpiece, but it s an interesting tale of a mother and daughter coming of age and their secrets and adventures or shall I say, misadventures over three summers in Las Vegas.

    4. A girl spends her summers working as a lifeguard at a hotel pool in Las Vegas and realizes that life isn t perfect Set in the late 80s and told over three summers, The Perfect Age is a novel about Helen and her mother Kathy who both have secrets to keep Helen has a boyfriend who is older and possessive His jealousy becomes worse once she starts sleeping with him and working at the pool at the Dunes Hotel where people can see her in nothing but a bathing suit As if that wasn t bad enough, sparks [...]

    5. Helen is a teenager living in Las Vegas in this odd, but good book by Heather Skyler Helen gets a job as a lifeguard at a hotel pool on the Strip and her and her mother s life changes from there The book is billed as a story of 3 summers of sexual awakenings but it s like 3 summers of sex but note it s not graphic, which is nice The sex is between Helen and her boyfriend and Helen s mother and Helen s boss Why Helen s mother has an affair with the boss is a question not fully addressed in the b [...]

    6. This book was okay It started off slow and awkward, got better, got awkward again, got okay, and so on for the entire book The prose was beautiful, melancholy and lyrical, but the plot dragged It was a book that attempted to be character driven but I found myself not particularly caring about anyone It was full of cliches about sexuality and relationships and everyone ends up just how you think they will in the end.For all that, the setting was interesting, and as previously stated, the writing [...]

    7. Spoiler alert In the end, it was the butler, in the library, with a candlestick There I ruined it for you.Seriously, the entire book, not just the conclusion, is worth reading The plot was well paced and engaging and, importantly, the characters were real the all important empathetic bond between reader and the characters was strong.If you liked this, check out Vegas Girls, by the same author.

    8. The Time Traveler s Wife like cover is what drew me to the book It was enjoyable but seemed to drag a bit in a few places I think I would have enjoyed it if I wasn t trying to read it quickly and finish it before my wedding.

    9. This was basically a story about nothing Average people living in Las Vegas without any real character development, no real plot line, reminded me of a cheap porno trying to pretend it s about than sex Overall pretty depressing because nothing happened and there wasn t any point to this novel.

    10. Mothers, daughters, sisters, fathers, wives, husbands, lovers, boyfriends, girlfriends all explore what sex and love mean to us through the multi generational characters in The Perfect Age This book is written in a casual, easy to read style but is seriously contemplative about the role love plays in our lives and how we, along with it, change with the passage of time.

    11. Great coming of age story that reminds you age is a state of mind, not number and it is never too late for love Also explores marriage through the long haul and the delicate balances we maintain in life.

    12. I really enjoyed this book this book had a lot of meaning to it Kathy had to go through some things to realize that she needs to be closer to her family I would definitely recommend this book to a friend

    13. I loved this book and couldn t put it down Set in Las Vegas Helen works at a pool and has a boyfriend Her mother Kathy has an affair with Helen s boss all about living in the shadows of Las Vegas.

    14. Couldn t finish it The characters were so vapid, I couldn t have cared less for them I kept on reading for a while in hopes of finding something to the already clicheic plot Frustrating book.

    15. A very good coming of age story set over three summers, it outlines a young girl falling in love for the first time and watching everyone in her life get changed by the choices they make.

    16. i really liked this book Once i picked it up i really could not put it down it was interesting the WHOLE way through

    17. It is so good I want to read it again Crystal clear and crisp sensory descriptions enjoyment to read and feel.

    18. Cute story of growing up in Las Vegaseven the most normal family has tons of dysfunction I found myself wondering what the true plot was just went on too long

    19. Favorite Quotes There are so many years of this life, he decides now, lost to yearning, lost to wanting what we don t yet have, or to what has been left behind with time p 59

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