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ePub Easy Connections download
Author:
Liz Berry
ISBN13:
978-0140325454
ISBN:
014032545X
Language:
Publisher:
Penguin Books Canada, Limited; New Ed edition (1988)
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Subcategory:
Romance
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1786 kb
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1571 kb
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Rating:
4.1
Votes:
485

Easy Connections book. It eventually appeared as a separate book in l985 - to only moderate interest.

Easy Connections book. No more boring holiday work  . I read Easy Connections as a teen in the '80s and it did really capture my imagination. What is disturbing to me is not what happens in the book, but that so many readers are horrified that an author would dare tackle such a subject, and have the characters react in a way that isn't "acceptable".

Easy Connections & Easy Freedom Books by Liz Berry.

No more boring holiday work.

ISBN 10: 0140316523 ISBN 13: 9780140316520. Publisher: Puffin Books, 1984.

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  • Liz Berry gives the reader an insight into the amazing world of rock and roll. She allows the reader to go into another world, one that is misunderstood, and often greatly exaggerated. She shows us what can happen when things get out of control. The characters are real and solid. They are to be admired for their uniqueness and Berry herself is to be congratulated on her astonishing and real account of a terrible, terribleinstance. I believe that this book should be a mandatory reading for students across the globe. Berry's courage to write such an accurate account of rape, love, hate and music makes her one of the most talented writers of the 20th century. Read it, and you'll see what I mean.

  • This book has become a cult classic in a way and is marketed to young adults. Yes, the subject of rape is controversial, but the was the author handles it is very wrong and plain disturbing. Berry makes it okay to rape a young girl because the rapist is a handsome, rich rock star. And when her brother agrees that the victim wanted it and calls her a whore, this is when this book gets thrown against the wall.

    It all starts when 17-year-old Cathy Harlow is drawing cows in a field. She wants to become a painter. Two men find her there and drag her back to their house. One of them is Paul Devlin. He is an angry and vain individual along with his band mate Chris who was the first one to spot Cathy and wants her also. They are in a band called Easy Connections and loved by England and beyond. They both decide through vindictive matters who will get this naive and innocent girl. They think she is a groupie, which the reader knows right away is not true and Dev and Chris have no reason not to believe her. Cathy ends up with Dev and he rapes her. Cathy runs away hoping to forget the whole ting. She never goes to the police or a doctor or anything of the sort to handle this trauma. Dev decides he wants Cathy to the point of obsession and practically wants to own her soul.

    Cathy tries to get on with her life by going to art school, almost falling in love with a boy there. But then Dev finds her again and to make matters worse, she is pregnant. Dev stalks her, people begin to side with Dev (mainly because he has money and is loved by millions). The outcome is shocking and leaves the story open for a sequel, which Berry has written called Easy Freedom.

    The way everything was handled in this story was just plain wrong and gives the impression just because a man is rich and beautiful, etc... it will give him the right to do whatever he wants, including violating a young girl. Cathy is close to stupid and ignorant from the point she enters the house with these two men. And the fact that people thought she wanted Dev all because of what he is, is something victims of rape have been trying to stop for generations.

    I would keep all impressionable teenage girls away from this book. What was Berry thinking when she wrote this? How has this book become so popular? Again rape is such a sticky topic, that when written about, it should be handled with respect and understanding overall. I would say it is up to the reader to decide but recommending a book like this would be wrong overall.

    Katiebabs

  • My sisters and I discovered this book years ago and loved it. One of my sisters virtually knows it off by heart! The chemistry between Cathy, Dev and Chris just jumps off the page, it gave me shivers. I have never read a book that deals with rape in this way. Liz Berry has managed to portray the people and surroundings in the book so vividly, I feel that I can see the characters and even Cathy's paintings! I only recently discovered that there is a sequel. I haven't seen it anywhere but intend to hunt it down. I am lucky that I found a copy of Easy Connections on a library discard shelf.

  • I liked Easy Connections but I really hated the ending. Cathy should have gotten away instead of staying with Dev who will probably keep on hitting her and their son for the rest their life. I was sort of hoping Cathy escapes to the states and go to an art college there where her wish comes true and she becomes a famous artist. So that supports Cathy and her baby. But noooo, the author had to go and make Cathy give up and give in to Dev who btw RAPED HER! So all in all the plot was good but the ending and some other parts of the storyline just needs some work.

  • I liked Easy Connections but I really hated the ending. Cathy should have gotten away instead of staying with Dev who will probably keep on hitting her and their son for the rest their life. I was sort of hoping Cathy escapes to the states and go to an art college theer where her wish comes true and she becomes a famous artist. So that supports Cathy and her baby. But noooo, the author had to go and make Cathy give up and give in to Dev who btw RAPED HER! So all in all the plot was good but the ending and some other parts of the storyline just needs some work.

  • Years later this book still can get to me. I remember the storyline at the oddest moments. It's brutual without being graphic. You feel the pain of everyone involved. It was the first book I read in the yound adult section of my library that didn't just show black or white, instead it showed me the world was actually made up of shades of gray. Cathy, Dev, and Chris became a part of my world. Liz Berry conveyed some great truths about life that still stick with me twenty years later.

  • I first read Easy Connections and Easy Freedom when I was about 14 or 15, I am now 25 and the books still haunt me. I have written poems about Cathy, Dev, and Chris and I even begun to write a third book (about them happily ever after). And all this without actually owning the books. Please help me find them. My email address is [email protected] Please let me know if you can help find them. If Liz Berry or Penguin ever read this I hope they have the good sense to make a film about the books and if nothing else to REPRINT! Just one last thing, one day read the books while listening to a-ha (most fitting songs "I've been losing you", "Scoundrel Days" and "Let you win").