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I’ve just finished reading Prep, by Curtis Sittenfeld. It’s set in an American boarding school of the recent past and chronicles the life and internal world of a girl, Lee, throughout her years there. She’s in many ways an archetypal ‘outsider’, an issue close to my heart. It was refreshing to read these difficulties taken seriously in a down to earth way. One of the things I gained from the book is that insecurities don’t completely define a person. I hope my writing will benefit from the diverse way in which the author describes complex emotions. Plus, I’m always pondering in the back of my mind the format which my eventual autobiography will take.
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