New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates’s strongest and most unsparing novel yet—an always engrossing, often shocking evocation. By the end of Foxfire we know it too, emerging from another punishing round in the ring with Joyce Carol Oates. In this sombre story of blood. It was between the ages of thirteen and seventeen that I belonged to FOXFIRE and FOXFIRE made sacred those years.” Madeleine Faith Wirtz narrates Oates’s .

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This book was sometimes difficult to read, because of the mechanics of the writing. Eventually, Legs comes up with a plan for the “final solution” of their financial problems: We are experiencing technical difficulties.

I can also see that it really resonates with others. It made sense that other girls in similar situations would be drawn to her, and would be loyal to her, especially Maddy. I had trouble recognizing these shifts between point of view, which made reading this book much more complicated. The setting went along with the plot well being a gang in a lower class society and developed the fact that there are multiple gangs around.

Every now and then you find an atmosphere created by a story like this that is so fresh and exciting and raw, so niche and unique, that it completely swallows you whole and drowns you in its presence, where it’s all you can think about for days and weeks, wishing and wanting hopelessly to be back within its pages. Goldie, for example, is a member of the gang. Legs enamora, y enamora de verdad. Aug 01, Pages. Looking for More Great Reads?

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Nothing felt put on, or “for show. The time is the s. Many wanted to ban this She was independent, stoic, and headstrong, but still had the naivety and impulses of a teenager. Feb 26, Laura rated it it was ok. The fact that this story focuses on a girl gang in a time and place where such things were unheard of, let alone even daydreamed about, is undoubtably the main core of its appeal and awesomeness.

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Here, then, are the Foxfire chronicles – the secret history of a sisterhood of blood, a haven from a world of lechers and oppressors, marked by a liberating fury that burns too hot to last. For these reasons, I recommend Foxfire: I liked Legs and Maddy. View all 3 comments. Legs gave her direction and made her feel cared for and part of something.

I think that the characters are pretty nicely developed. The story is set in the 50s, but, except for a few scattered cultural markers, oatse could just as easily be set in the contemporary moment. Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks.

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One example is a memorable scene in which Legs climbs up a tall water tower to escape a seething crowd of male oppressors on Memorial Day Weekend. For that legacy, i am thankful to him and to Joyce Carol Oates.

This book is a beautiful and eerily inspirational narrative of a world that was probably at one point a reality, but never told, and now here it is, a vulnerable and intimate account of this group of outcast troublemaking punks just out to survive in an entire society seemingly against them.

La historia comienza por el final y termina por el final. Retrieved from ” https: I was hardly expecting it, but this tale of a ‘s girl gang taking on the world is full of surprises and very impressive.

The girls living in this town are young, but they have already seen some of the horrors of the world they live in. Foxfire is many things. It was like an all-girl version of Fight Club, set in s New York.

Despite the slightly strange set-up, however, the pates plot of the book is very engaging, with its near constant action interrupted with discoveries about friendship, justice, and revenge. Foxfire is a gang in the lower class society, but the first all girl gang.


Foxfire is an all out book of girl empowerment and feminism. In many ways, Legs is as multi-faceted as the book itself. The idea sounded good: Also by Joyce Carol Oates. Whitney Kellogg, the main male character, came across as downright nice compared to the male characters populating them. oatds

The portrait painted of Legs Sedovosky is so beautiful I wish I had known her. She created her ow Overall, I liked this book and found the characters believable and the story engaging.

Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang

I remember the book being decent, if jlyce entirely believable. Soon afterwards, Legs foxfide her first plan for the gang: Thus, they were the Others, the Enemy. Although the run on sentences may sound like a problem, when reading this book it actually helps with the rough and raw side of the story.

Never have I found a work of fiction that combines all these elements into such an enthralling and historically pertinent book.

Son ellas contra el mundo, foxdire el mundo o ellas, las hermanas de Foxfire, las del fuego que nunca se apaga. Yet amid scenes of violence, sexual abuse, exploitation, and vengeance lies this novel’s greatest power: This book is not for all readers because of the strong descriptive language the violence and some scenes described throughout the book make it intense.

It made the girls more real to me and caused me to read with a sense of muddled, teenage-brained urgency. She is the Roger S.

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