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Alta Corral is a distinctive character in contemporary fiction ... a young woman confident, even nonchalant, about her sexual conquests of other women. She works as a body piercer at a full-service tattoo parlor, rides a motorcycle, and has slept with every girl in San Francisco who is so inclined. But none can replace Sasha "Shy" Mallon, the next-door neighbor from her giAlta Corral is a distinctive character in contemporary fiction ... a young woman confident, even nonchalant, about her sexual conquests of other women. She works as a body piercer at a full-service tattoo parlor, rides a motorcycle, and has slept with every girl in San Francisco who is so inclined. But none can replace Sasha "Shy" Mallon, the next-door neighbor from her girlhood. As teenagers, they discovered themselves together; then Shy fled to Seattle and entered a relationship with a man. Now Shy has returned, pregnant, to be at her dying mother's bedside. Alta joins her there; and soon they are tending toward intimacy again, in a way that shakes up their notions of who they are, as well as opening up the secrets of their mothers' lives....

Title : Shy Girl
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ISBN : 9780374263522
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 463 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Shy Girl Reviews

  • Nerissa
    2019-02-05 00:33

    I picked this one up at a library for about $0.25 or so, thinking it would be a fluffy little thing to read. It did only take me a day (a day of reading, that is) to finish it, but I was surprised at how much I liked it. The characters seemed real. And while it's my first "lesbian literature" foray, I thought it was pretty decent. Perhaps I was also drawn in by the San Fran setting, but who knows?

  • Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!}
    2019-02-18 07:29

    While this was not erotica, it gets pretty damn close to it. It was pretty hot in the heavily implied sex scenes. It was just yum.The writing was on point, the plot was dark and angst-filled but done the way I like it. I think every queer* girl has dated or been with a girl like Shy. I have. LOLAlta is my fantasy of butch women come to life. Just *drools*UNF! and it was really hard to find a decent butch picture on google. I need to find my stash of hot butch pictures.I love how this is a femme/butch dynamic story, so I can get the best of both worlds here. LOLBasically want angst and hot sex and have it well-written? Read this book.

  • Kirsten
    2019-01-29 01:17

    I liked this book. I thought the two main characters, Alta and Sasha aka Shy Girl, were believable and realistic. In fact, everything in this book is so real life, the suburbs, the parties in SF, the way the characters relate to each other. I enjoyed reading it and seeing everything in my imagination. But I didn't care too much about the plot line about Sasha's mother's big secret. It took a bit too long in the suspense building phase and became kind of boring, and then everything tied up the very end. I wanted to know more about the relationship between Alta & Sasha, and how and if they would get back together. It's not a storybook type story, but it depicts real life really well.

  • Rachael
    2019-02-10 06:41

    Poetic and beautiful writing at times. Hasn't been pulling me in, at least not yet. I'm somewhat confused about the direction the story will take: coming of age or lost love. (as if they are really different)conclusion: dealt with the past, with memories, with family and family history, and secrets around all of these. set partially in san francisco.

  • Meryl
    2019-02-17 06:18

    I was pretty disappointed with how this book turned out. At first it was a great story, but to keep it simple, as the plot thickened it just got boring and maybe a little bit confusing. So that's about it. Yep.

  • Chelsae May
    2019-01-21 02:23

    The story was good, but sometimes it was just so hard to follow what was happening in the book. She would go from present day to a memory and back again with no real transitions. I would have to reread parts to figure out what was going on.

  • Marjorie Elwood
    2019-02-07 05:34

    A lesbian romance with several twists, I found the different names hard to follow and a little tedious at the beginning. The plot picked up, however, and the ending was touching, thought-provoking, and well-written.

  • Dimps
    2019-02-10 07:15

    A good read. Complex characters that keep you guessing.

  • michelle
    2019-01-25 07:13

    11/29/06

  • Patricia
    2019-01-19 05:23

    I liked the last third of the book. It presents a time that is past related to experiences and roles between and among lesbians.

  • Kara
    2019-02-19 04:13

    had some trouble getting into it but the plot was good