- Title: St. Ursula's Girls Against the Atomic Bomb
- Author: Valerie Hurley
- ISBN: 9780452285699
- Page: 268
- Format: Paperback
Making a second attempt at her senior year in high school, Raine Rassaby is now enrolled in St Ursula s Academy for Girls, where she has been made the special charge of guidance counselor Al Klepatar But Raine, concerned about the world s problems than going to college, spends her time rescuing wounded birds, befriending street people, and organizing protest groupsMaking a second attempt at her senior year in high school, Raine Rassaby is now enrolled in St Ursula s Academy for Girls, where she has been made the special charge of guidance counselor Al Klepatar But Raine, concerned about the world s problems than going to college, spends her time rescuing wounded birds, befriending street people, and organizing protest groups such as St Ursula s Girls Against the Atomic Bomb And so Al finds himself balancing Raine on the one hand and his personal life on the other he suspects his wife is in love with another man It is no surprise that Raine tries to charge her way into Al s life, but it is surprising that he lets her in Drawing on each other s dreams and fears, these two lost souls form an unlikely friendship one that will teach them things they never knew about themselves, the people they love, and the world around them.
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ST. URSLUA'S GIRLS AGAINST THE ATOMIC BOMB by Valerie Hurley is about a young woman, Raine Rassaby (what a great name!), who is awkward and precocious, outlandish and blatantly honest. Her social conscience is in overdrive at all times -- making up for both her parents who seem to have next to none. She cannot stay out of trouble, partly because she acts out her fears in sometimes inappropriate ways. Raine is drawn to Pavel, a young Jewish man who rescues wounded birds and talks to old people at [...]
Raine is such a unique, passionate and memorable character. She is never predictable and as a reader you can't stop wondering what she'll choose to do next. You kind of want to take her under your wing, as Al tries to do, but she's a bit too prickly for that. And Al has his own problems.This story has a pleasing mix of humor, philosophy, dramatic surprise and beautiful lyrical writing. I should confess that the writer is a personal friend of mine, but honestly, she has created a very quirky, ver [...]
I had read this book a while ago, it seemed to be rather odd. Odd in the way that the characters seem to intersect, weird in the relationships that they seem to have with each other. I liked the main character Raine, guess that what happens when you get neglekted by your parents. I would still say a good read and if you have the chance, read this sort of bizarre book.
I find Raine, like Holden Caufield before her, difficult to like. She and Holden both dislike what they see in the world and flail against it, but in doing so fail to live their own lives and neglect the people around them. I wish I could remind them both that love starts close and small, and being mindful of their own lives would probably be the miracle cure they're looking for.
This book sounds good as well and I hope I can read it because it sounds like it has a good plot to it. If you see this rview and have not already read this book I would recommend it as my friends have done for me.
"Oh, if only poor Holden could have met Raine Rassaby. He would have fallen for this young woman hard, as does any reader with the heart of a seeker."--Tom Paine, author of Scar Vegas and Pearl of Kuwait
Gave up nearly halfway through. Just don't care about any of the characters or their predicaments.
I'd read an essay by Valerie Hurley in Resurrecting Grace which I enjoyed. Delighted to find out that she also writes fiction. This is an unusual story and I enjoyed it!
Really had me thinking about many interesting topics. Probably made me a better human being. Can't wait to give a book talk on it when you-know-what starts again. (School).
Picked this up a while ago, it sounded interesting and I loved the cover. An easy read with a quirky main character. I enjoyed it.
I hated this book.
eeh the "quirky" teenager in the book is over-done, IMHO.
I think it was just me.I just wasn't ready for another trudge through the adult/adolecent relationship muddle.Maybe another day
The main character in this book was astounding. I found myself adoring her more and more with each page.
this book was weird.
Strong characters, unpredictable, great novel.
After being enrolled in St. Ursula's School for Girls by her parents, Raine Rassaby takes up a crusade against atomic weapons and begins a relationship with her guidance counselor.
Loved this book about a quirky girl who wants to save the world from atomic bombs! More on bookwinked.wordpress
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