{EBOOK} ç Every Crooked Pot õ eBook or E-pub free

This book s packaging is a great injustice to the story inside From the cover and jacket description, it seemed like silly teen chick lit However, it is truly a wonderfully told coming of age story Many times I forgot it was fiction and thought I was reading an actual memoir I was so drawn into the story of Nina I am actually surprised by it s YA classification Baker and Taylor recommends it for 7 9 grades , as I believe its story would appeal much to grown women. This is an awesome book about a family that becomes close Nina, the daughter, has a hard time to find acceptance among her family She has a birthmark located on her body that makes her very shy Nina felt very unattractive to everyone because of birthmark that is located on her eye During her family vacation, Nina somewhat, finds a cure to make it not so noticeable For a reader who is self conscious, this book would be a good one to read It has a great storyline dealing with something you cannot fix Nina tries makeup, and other ways to try and get the attention off her eye Her father, who is color blind, tries to make it big in the music world, since he hates his job as a carpet salesman.Great book I would recommend to any high school girl between the ages of 15 18 years old that likes family books or struggles through school Every Crooked Pot, is an amazing book made by Renee Rosen Renee Rosen explained the life of a teenage girl, Nina Goldman, and the birthmark that stops her friendships, or as she thinks Renee Rosen made me want to read of her books, by making her story feel real I recommend this book for 11 because of its matureness. Nina has a port wine stain on her face It s a bad one the skin is bumpy, the white of her eye looks red all the time from the excess blood vessels, and the whole area is swollen so much that the kids at school called her Big Eye Little Eye when they were young It doesn t cause her any physical pain, but she spends a lot of time obsessing about her birthmark and thinking that it makes her unloveable.Nina also has an incredibly manipulative and controlling father He s always the life of the party, always the center of attention, and Nina adores him yet can t seem to break free from his spell to become her own person It s largely because of her father s obsession with fixing the birthmark that Nina becomes fixated on the birthmark as the cause of all her problems.The premise is good, and Nina s self obsession is easy enough to relate to, but I never felt fully sucked into the story Nina is just a little too self absorbed, and her father s just a little too overwhelming, and the kids at school are a little too unilaterally mean until suddenly they stop being mean and Nina realizes she never really had things that bad anyway Wha The ending bugged me than anything else I felt like the author let Nina get too old in the last few chapters, having experiences that felt tacked on to the rest of the story, and older Nina is suddenly able to look back on her life and realize she was Just Like Everyone Else and that Everyone s Life Sucks In One Way Or Another These are important things to realize, but I feel like it would have been powerful to see Nina realize them rather than have older Nina tell us about how she realized them Oh well. Adult review of YA fiction This entire book can be summed up from a single sentence within paraphrased At first,I wasn t looking forward to reading the book,because I chopped it up to being a boring book I was wrong I loved every minute of it, and although I don t have a birthmark holding me back I still felt like I could relate to Nina s wanting to fit in The characters are memorable and I d recommend it to everyone. The following review has been copied from Crooked Pot, written by Renee Rosen and published by St Martin s Press, is the first person, coming of age story of Nina Goldman, a girl born with a unique deformity a strawberry shaped and colored lump across one eyelid, running up to her eyebrow Raised in Akron, Ohio, Nina doesn t make many friends as a child because of her unique disfigurement To escape the cruelty of other children, she spends the majority of her time with her family, like the most beautiful girl Nina knows, her big sister, Lissy Or her older brother, Mitch, who can never stay in one place too long Nina s mother casts a comforting pall across the whole family, but it s Nina s father, Arthur, who becomes her biggest supporter and her biggest burden As a failed musician, Artie sells carpets but he makes enough to get every treatment available for Nina s unusual condition, to indulge in things like a pipe collection and early, residential use microwaves Only, Artie misses music, and most of all, he worries a great deal for his children He s a man of many regrets and many worries, but as Nina grows older, she begins to realize he s a man of just as much wisdom too.This book fell into my possession as a result of Reading Under the Influence Before I started running Reading Under the Influence, I attended just about every month It was my favorite local, literary reading series and the only one that habitually fit my budget and schedule, located relatively within reach off the Chicago red line On Sheffield and School, for eleven months of the year because who wants to go out in January anyway , Sheffield s Beer Garden hosts Reading Under the Influence on the first Wednesday of every month Each reading has its own theme determined at random, sometimes by its small, motley crew of writers and literary enthusiasts, and usually has four readers, some with published novels while others are just starting out Over the course of two rounds, each reader will take a shot of their preferred poison and read twice once from their original works and once from works published by another author, accompanied by trivia questions that fit the theme The trivia winners Well, they get a book and a drink ticket That s just how I came about this book Not the most flattering image of me at Reading Under the Influence, but I ll take it. There s something unique about this book that I find uncommon in coming of age stories while this book has sexuality and strong language, the author is real goddamn slow to get into it We know people are having sex hell, we know people want to curse about all kinds of shit too But the author eases into it as the novel progresses, almost as though Nina either can t remember anything even mildly questionable in nature, or she purposefully forgot it And it s not like there aren t times when this kind of thing wouldn t happen her father gets angry, her sister s probably getting laid But Nina simply doesn t acknowledge that it occurs until her point of view transitions from a child to a teenager, when she s cursing and fucking on her own I found this technique effective because it s authentic to Nina s childlike point of view, even if it isn t necessarily realistic Though it s not something really plausible that people never learned to swear or fuck until Nina became a woman, it s true to the character immersed in the innocent naivete of her childhood After all, no one wants to believe that their youth was rife with the same dysfunction as their adulthood Likewise, as Nina gets older, the author expects the audience to draw adult conclusions than they would have when Nina was a child For instance, during one Nina s first sexual experiences, what a character perceives as urine is actually suggested to be vaginal lubrication Maybe it s because I m a male, but if I was a teenager, I wouldn t have jumped to that conclusion I didn t learn that vaginas self lubricate until I, figuratively, looked into it but Nina doesn t know that any better than I did as a teenager So Rosen doesn t spell it out To add another layer of authenticity, the swearing that does occur throughout the collective novel is when Artie exclaims, Jesus Christ, Nina But the thing is is that Artie, his family included, is Jewish It was one of those things that never occurred to me until I read this book non Christians using Jesus Christ to denote surprise or anger never made sense to me I sat down with my friend, Nick, who was raised Atheist but is Jewish in ancestry, and he described all the times his family used the name of Christ in moments of anxiety Whether you re Jewish or not, there s a lot to this novel that is real, and that s what makes it fun.Now we re jumping from the 1970s of Ohio to the new millennium in Illinois In 2005, a group of MFA students from Columbia College Chicago, including Rob Duffer, Julia Borcherts, Amanda Snyder, Joe Tower, and Carly Huegelmann, probably intended a little vaginal lubrication talk themselves when they stepped up to the plate to start Reading Under the Influence They set up shop permanently at Sheffield s, with the help of its owner and fellow writer, Ric Hess, may he rest in peace And for almost eight years, they ran the show with a number of additional hosts and staff members, including Naomi Huffman Curbside Splendor staff and host of The Marrow and Amy Guth operational manager for the Redeye and Metromix And in their eighth year Well, the old guard, led by Julia Borcherts, entrusted their show to a new crew Erin Nederbo, for instance, was one of their former interns Bronwyn Mead and Jon Natzke were some of the most highly sought after authors in Columbia College Chicago s undergraduate program And Frankie Migacz and Behnam Riahi Well, those two kids have their own story They struggled to put together couple of their own reading shows, but never maintained one for than a year after running into too many snags at too many bars That dynamic duo, however, certainly made their impact on the Chicago literary scene in displays of vulgar antics and senseless chaos At least I think we did image error This is a cutie of a book It s a good read for adults and young adults The story tells us all about the dynamics in a family centered around Nina, who has an obvious deformity of one eye It really delves into being a teen and all that growing through the teen years involves Warm hearted and loving read Totally different from other Ren e Risen books I have read, but full of her wit and charm. {EBOOK} ´ Every Crooked Pot î In Her Heart, Nina Goldman Knows That Beauty Is Only Skin Deep But As A Teenager Growing Up In Akron, Ohio With Her Larger Than Life Father Artie, A Colorblind Carpet Salesman And Frustrated Musician The Only Thing Nina Wishes For Is To Be Beautiful Or At Least Normal As If Having Such An Eccentric Dad Wasn T Enough, Nina Has Another Issue To Face The Mirror Born With A Strawberry Birthmark Over Her Eye, Nina Spends Countless Hours Applying Makeup And Trying Out Ridiculous Hairstyles Designed To Hide Her Eye Convinced That Her Birthmark Is The Only Reason She S Not Popular And Can T Find A Boyfriend, Nina Must Find Other Ways To Survive High School With A String Of Crazy Exploits That Have Her Riding In Dryers And Appearing On TV, Nina Proves She Ll Do Just About Anything To Fit In, And Even In The Hope Of Finding Love Every Crooked Pot Ren e RosenRating 4 out of 5In the book Every Crooked Pot tells a story about a girl with a skin eye disorder Nina the main character was born with a birthmark covering her eye The book goes through parts of her life and the struggle she has faced because of her eye In the book it shows all aspects of Nina s life, whether it s doctor visits, family time, fun and bad times with friends, etc Nina is often times looked down upon because of the discoloration of her eye, and it really gets to her Nina has to stay strong and try not to always let certain things hurt her This book is very inspiring, and I definitely recommend other read it I personally think this book is a great read Some reasons I found it so great are, it has a lot of life lessons to offer The book teaches you a lot on how to be you and not be afraid to show who you are It s important to not change who you are, and the book really emphasizes this I also like this book because, it takes place in the 70 s and 80 s, so it is much different Reading some of the events are really exciting because of the things teenagers did back then It really is intriguing reading about certain activities, especially since they are not so heard of nowadays, like many of the parties Another reason I like this book is because it is so relatable The book talks a lot about the struggle Nina faces with people making fun of her A lot of people know what it s like to be picked on They also show the hardships between Nina and her family There is a lot of fighting and all together typical family issues Many of these issues are common in many households Overall Rosen wrote a wonderful book filled with so many exciting, and sad moments making the read worthwhile.