I came of age in the 80’s. Jane George’s X-it, while a far cry from my little life, jolted me back to my adolescence and grabbed hold of my gut. Even if you’re just a fan of the 80’s, you’ll enjoy the references to music, fashion and, if you’re really sophisticated, the New York night life.
Beyond the 80’s though, is a beautiful, touching story of coming of age, falling in love with the wrong person, and recovering. The characters are real, even though they wear the stereotype punk gear and attitude.
When I started reading this book I was more interested in the era than the story. But it grabbed me. Jane George knows how to tell a story and make you think at the same time. I got hooked, to the point that I could not stop thinking about those characters, the flighty but beautiful X-it, and J.J., the girl who falls into an obsessive love with him and learns a lesson about growing up and letting go.
The descriptions are spot on, and beautifully detailed. X-it makes you want more and delivers.
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4 thoughts on “Book Review X-it by Jane George”
Thanks for a lovely review, Patty.
My pleasure Jane. X-it is just haunting. I love the characters and just keep wanting to understand the point where JJ should have known better. But it’s not like that when you love someone is it? Thank you for a great read that is still with me.
Yeah, J.J. sure did a lot of projecting onto others, lol. Thanks again,
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