Lane, Dakota. The Orpheus obsession.

Author:Rosser, Claire
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

LANE, Dakota. The Orpheus obsession. HarperCollins, Katherine Tegen. 273p. illus, c2005. 978-0-06-074175-4. $8.99. S

To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, July 2005: Anooshka Stargirl becomes obsessed with Orpheus, a young rock singer. She loves his music and follows his journal on the Internet. She feels she understands him like no one else does, and when she actually meets him, she is convinced he understands her too. Anooshka has had an unusual life. Her mother is depressed and hopelessly inadequate as a parent, so Anooshka has always been nurtured by her older sister Moon, who now has an apartment in Manhattan. Anooshka seeks refuge there as many weekends as possible. Moon and Anooshka are not naive and their experiences get edgy at times, although Moon tries to insist her younger sister stays safe. At one point, Anooshka is almost literally swept away by Orpheus; they make love...

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