Whores on the Hill

Whores on the Hill

Whores on the Hill The girls of Sacred Heart Holy Angels eye the good dancers at the all ages club Metropolis They waste afternoons at the mall check out parties on the lake burn through candid casual sex Everybody c

  • Title: Whores on the Hill
  • Author: ColleenCurran
  • ISBN: 9781400079957
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Paperback
  • The girls of Sacred Heart Holy Angels eye the good dancers at the all ages club Metropolis They waste afternoons at the mall, check out parties on the lake, burn through candid, casual sex.Everybody calls them the Whores on the Hill, but they don t care.It is the mid 80s and they go to the last all girls school in Milwaukee, where innocence is scarce and happiness is soThe girls of Sacred Heart Holy Angels eye the good dancers at the all ages club Metropolis They waste afternoons at the mall, check out parties on the lake, burn through candid, casual sex.Everybody calls them the Whores on the Hill, but they don t care.It is the mid 80s and they go to the last all girls school in Milwaukee, where innocence is scarce and happiness is something to grabbed at in the backseat of a fast car.Meet exuberant, uninhibited Astrid, her nervy, troubled friend Juli and Thisbe, the shy, ascetic newcomer They are fifteen years old And they believe they can take on the world, no matter what it calls them.But when euphoric promiscuity mixes with a series of dangerous, deadly pranks, their world at Sacred Heart Holy Angels can never be the same.

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    How many times did I want to throw this book across the bus/room at the factual inaccuracies in this book? MANY! First of all, I grew up in Milwaukee and I went to one of TWO girls' schools that are there. Every time Curran talked about Sacred Heart Holy Angels being the only girls' school, my blood boiled. I get that the author wanted to be dramatic in her descriptions, but seriously! Inaccurate! Not to mention "Cudahy and Wauwatosa Counties" -- WRONG! Twenty-six miles of CORNFIELD between down [...]

    I adopted this book from my ex, who I think adopted it from his ex, thinking it had to do with the lives and goings-on of some major players on Capitol Hill.No.It is a coming-of-age story about three teenage Catholic schoolgirls living in Wisconsin. Okay, fine. I needed something on the lighter side to cleanse my palette anyway.The writing is fairly honest, although I'm not sure if I would have liked this book if I'd read it as a teenager. Some of the personality flaws and resulting events in th [...]

    The book is about three friends: Astrid, Juli, and our protagonist, Thisbe, aka Jellybean. They go to the only all girl's high school in Milwaukee. It's the late 80s and the girls do all that they can to live up to their whores on the hill rep. At first I thought this book was going to capture that out of control, on top of the world feeling you had at 15. That feeling that you are in complete control of everything and everyone, but at the same time you have no control over anything. (Or maybe t [...]

    Great book---I love a good throwback to the 1980s sex-drugs-punk-rock scene. This story takes place in Milwaukee at the last all girls Catholic school in the area. The "Whores on the Hill" are a group of three girls who epitomize the 80s trends spoken of above. They wear fishnets under their uniform skirts, smudgy makeup around their red tinged eyes, and have a case of hormones gone wild. Their behavior is so flat out dangerous, yet typical, it truly makes you wonder how you ever escaped teenage [...]

    There was something very appealing about the voice and phrasing of the book. I like to think of it as the way that Thisbe remembers her time at the school: short bursts, emotionally charged, poetic, an adult talking in her 15-year-old voice. I read it without passing judgement on the girls, which is essential in absorbing the world of Astrid, Juli and Thisbe. It also helped that I was also a Catholic schoolgirl during that era, although not a Whore From the East Side. I would have been one of th [...]

    Very juvenile and kind of depressing. But I liked it. Curran's writing style is breathless and evocative and I probably would have tried to imitate her style had I discovered her during my creative writing college days. The story is about three teenage girls and they're wild high school lives.everything you think will happen, happens. But Curran's writing style makes it worthwhile, I think.

    This book was good halfway through, and then it had the most ridiculous ending ever. I actually threw it down.Also, I am so tired of memoir-style books where the main character glorifies/deifies an awful childhood friend.

    A beautiful, and yet tragic coming of age story. The main character and her girlfriends feel like the popular girls that walked through your high school, and this novel feels like a secret look into their lives. "Whores on the Hill"is filled with raw emotion that is simply too real. I recall lending this to a couple friends back in the day, both of whom stated how amazingly relatable this story truly is.

    Absolutely incredible. One of the best YA novels I have ever read. YA is no longer a genre I gravitate toward, but when I do decide to pick up a YA novel, I'm always looking for something real, raw, and honest. WHORES ON THE HILL was all of this, and so much more. Colleen Curran's writing is gorgeous, hallucinatory, hedonistic, and brutally honest. I wish I had read this novel when I was in junior high or high school because I know it would have resonated with me even more. Astrid, Juli, and Thi [...]

    Thisbe Newton hasn’t spoken a word in six months and seventeen days when her mother transfers her to Sacred Heart Holy Angels, the last all-girls private school in Milwaukee. She meets Astrid Thornton and Juli Sung on her first day, and the transformation is almost immediate. She blacks out her eyes with kohl, hems her pleated plaid skirt a few inches above her knees, and trades her sneakers for punk Doc Martens. The three spend their nights driving too fast, drinking too much, worshiping at t [...]

    The girls of Sacred Heart Holy Angels eye the good dancers at the all-ages club Metropolis. They waste afternoons at the mall, check out parties on the lake, burn through candid, casual sex.Everybody calls them the Whores on the Hill, but they don't care.It is the mid-'80s and they go to the last all-girls' school in Milwaukee, where innocence is scarce and happiness is something to grabbed at in the backseat of a fast car.Meet exuberant, uninhibited Astrid, her nervy, troubled friend Juli and T [...]

    Though a technically easy read, Whores On The Hill grappled with some less-than-easy topics. Told from the perspective of Thisbe, a student at an all-girls' Catholic high school, the book delves into the story of how easy it can be to get caught with the wrong crowd and how your choice in friends can have a huge impact on everything else.To take it out of the context of the book review for a minute, when I was in 6th grade, my teacher pulled me aside and cautioned me People judge who you are bas [...]

    This book didnt have much of a storyline, & the story it did have was not good. But I loved the way it was written. It's about teen girls in the 80s (one of my favorite things to read about) & it took place in Milwaukee County, where I live. It had really good descriptions of 80s styles & the culture, & it was fun to read about places I was familiar with. And even though it's an "adult" book with lots of sex & "adult situations" it's written on a teenage level, not like one o [...]

    loved it. It was like an anime dream sequence that was happy to forget about plot for awhile to just picture their lives until the end which is kinda just symbolism coming back to reality bs. It was sick.okay i started to read other peoples reviews on this book and they expected it to be what its like to be 15 in the 80's and are all disappointed. I feel it is a complete fabrication of reality and its just a fantasy. I don't think that was the goal of the book to recreate your teenage years. And [...]

    This book had its fair share of strong, poetic writing, but it also had a hefty bit of namedropping. The character development was a little lacking, but it snowballed as the book continued on.I liked it, don't get me wrong, but it seems to me like this book is written much like Bitch Posse, except the ending and the characters are different. Does this mean there's a new trend in writing where 3 Freshman-in-highschool girls are better than 1 all-around-awesome badass chick? Cringe time.I think th [...]

    I've always wondered what it was like to be a bad girl in the 80's and now I know. This is one authentic feeling story. The writing is really good, but untamed. Maybe it's supposed to be that way, but It felt like eating a delicious sirloin cooked by a chef with no schooling. It's raw, convincing, and fast-paced, just like the girls in this book. I'm guessing that the author drew from personal experience more than a few times. I don't know if I'll read it again, but it's definitely worth reading [...]

    I just wanna know where the "shoddiest" and "trashiest" part of the Southside is located. And also when Cudahy and Wauwatosa became counties? And what girls wore their uniform skirts ALL. THE. TIME.I guess this book was fine. It was set in Milwaukee at a girls school that was nothing like mine (cough homeless animals cough), so that was a bit disappointing. But, per usual, I was annoyed by young people, which makes me old and cranky. I'm mostly annoyed. About teens and about the small details re [...]

    an interesting coming of age tale about 3 suburban (catholic) school girls, set in the 80's. even with the slight time warp, a lot of the interactions and the way the girls treated each other felt very real and current to me, taking me back to my own high school days. it's dark, with not too much glossed over (which is pretty refreshing). a bit over dramatic with the ending, but overall, i enjoyed it.

    2010- I had mixed feelings about this book. At certain parts of the story, I found myself thinking I had already read these same exact stories in other books dealing with young reckless girls. I also thought the short chapters made the book often seem like a series of vignettes, rather than a cohesive work. However, I do believe the author does a great job of encapsulating the highs and lows of friendship among teenage girls. Also, it's a pretty short read.

    This book started really slow for me. It's a ridiculously stereotypical view of Catholic school. Several things rang true--the boys school in the book has the same name as my HS and many of the same chants, but mostly I liked NO ONE in the book. I dunno if that was intentional or not. The ending is pretty great but I just felt nothing after reading this. Some stuff happened to some people I didn't love or hate. oh, well.

    I want Melissa to read this book and tell me what she thinks. :0) It was a decent read - based in Milwaukee, all of the geographic locations referenced I knew! I don't know if there was an all girls Catholic school in Milwaukee (where the central story was based) but it's certainly possible! Ah-hah! The School is roughly/loosely based on one in Milwaukee/Wauwatosa area. It's very angsty and out-of-hand teenagers. There is a twist in the book I never saw coming. No spoiler alert.

    A wildly uneven but engrossing story of bad girls in the late 1980's. Enough parallels with my own tarnished high school career that I stuck it out. Curran has a lot of promise, I think. Her writing is very vivid, very intense, but she tends to telegraph the upcoming plot twists a little too clearly.

    The story wasn't too bad but the writing itself was horrible. It read like an undergrad's first attempt at creative writing. I'm not nitpicky about grammar or syntax or anything like that but certain phrases were so wrong that they just pulled me right out of the story. One example: leggy calves. What? Or the overuse of the verb "palmed." Little things but they were enough to distract me.

    I felt like this book was all shock value and no substance. I don't think that was what the author was going for. The author took the easy way out and failed to explore the details of why the characters behaved how they did. I did enjoy the few chapters that told several points of view about one thing, such as the first kiss, etc. Overall, not a very good read.

    The book started off alright. It bounced back and fourth and was really hard to follow at first. But once you get going it was easier and it ended up being a really good book. I would recommened it.

    I liked the writing style. The whole book had a feeling of inevitable doom. Youth is so exciting and fucking scary! It reminded me of being young and having that feeling of wanting to do and know everything.

    Pretty much what I expected from this book about three rebellious, sexually promiscuous 15 yr-old girls. Liked the clean, stark writing more than the characters. The surprize near the end I didn't see coming.

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