: Cartwheel: A Novel (Random House Reader’s Circle) ( ): Jennifer duBois: Books. “In Cartwheel, Jennifer duBois takes the lurid skeleton of the Amanda Knox case and fictionalises it with scalpel-like precision DuBois is a brilliant young. There are passages of observation so closely controlled and beautiful in ” Cartwheel,” the second novel by Jennifer duBois, that what she.

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Jennifer duBois, author of “Cartwheel”. Buenos Aries is a beautiful, modern, European-looking city that is clean and perfectly safe in most areas as any American city is. The details of the murder what is known about it, at least and crime scene are identical. Read it Forward Read it first. There was a prosecutor convinced of Lilly’s guilt who strong armed her into implicating an innocent person. Probably not all of us do this, but some of us do, and I’m one of them!

And something is finally happening. I also cannot deny that as the book neared its end, the feelings of dread and powerlessness it engendered were almost unbearable. Her unwavering belief in the strength of her own goodwill, the natural but naive belief that her good intentions and lack of bad intentions will always be enough. Does knowing Lily like her father does make it easier or more difficult to discern?

Lily Hayes, a year-old college student at Middlebury College in Vermont, is spending a semester abroad in Buenos Aires. Dubois’ novel progresses at a dilatory pace. The informed reader, will however, come to the realization that with minor differences they have heard this story before.


When Lily Hayes arrives in Buenos Aires for her semester abroad, she is enchanted by everything she encounters: This is done through several separate narratives: Look them up or roll over them either way they didn’t have a negative impact on my reading experience.

I thought the writing in I finished this book several days ago and have been trying to figure out what to say about it. I admit that Jennifer dubiis made me look at these upsetting truths about life and that made me mad. Sure Cartwheel will be compared to the true events in the life and trial of Amanda Knox.

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The book opens with Lily’s father and sister, Iennifer, travelling to Buenos Ny to visit Lily in jail and meet with lawyers.

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In the case of Lily, her carelessness and reckless free-spiritedness could destroy her life. Looking for More Great Reads? I never paid much in duobis attention to the Amanda Knox story, so my knowledge of said story is just bare bones.

This was very much the Amanda Knox story, and the fact that a disclaimer was provided, didn’t negate this fact. She’s portrayed as no jennifsr or different than any other normal college girl who would be studying abroad; maybe a bit spoiled, naturally entitled, narrow minded in her belief of her open mindedness, and very very self absorbed.

I didn’t really know anything about this book when I selected to review it, and I didn’t know anything about Amanda Knox. This author really got to me in both of her novels. The success of a psychological novel is gauged by the empathy you are compelled to feel for the characters. Ok so this was a surprise in every way. We watch each character struggle with their belief in Lily’s innocence or her guilt. But after reading this story, I know a lot more about her One might think that this story could write itself.

An acute psychological study of character that rises to the level of the philosophical. This book was supposed to be “loosely based” on the Amanda Knox story. I was really really surprised with this one.

They quickly jump to action, making plans of action, calling lawyers, etc. Five weeks into her stay in Buenos Aires, Lily’s roommate is found murdered in their room; Lily is ejnnifer as the prime suspect and continues to make decisions that somehow implicate herself in this horrible crime.

A decent book that could have been a great book. I really liked the back story Dubois gave the boyfriend and the way his character is revealed over the course of the story.


I am not saying that Dubois had any intention of rewriting the Amanda Knox story, but I could not shake that feeling. The author may have been hoping to combine a crime novel with a novel of character.

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Lily is seen as aloof and unemotional, even arrogant when in interrogation, she complains that “the conversation is getting boring. His perception of Lily may be influenced by his relationship with Maria, a soured version of the manic pixie dream girl, who says things like, “I dreamed you turned into a flower and I forgot to water you and you died.

In CartwheelduBois used a clever piece of strategy by placing the murder in an alternate setting such as Buenos Aires, where the language barrier could still be a major issue, where seemingly benign jennifed of gy alien culture could still be misconstrued, or the societal norms of a foreign land might similarly render the treatment of genders with a degree of uneven ambivalence.

The setting was changed, mennifer names were changed, the split that Amanda was reported to have done was changed to a cartwheel but the events of the crime and the way the story played out was very much the same. Because I was seeing this with fresh eyes so to speak, I could appreciate that Jennifer DuBois’ debut novel Cartwheel means so much more.

Anyway had a very hard time rating this, because on one hand the writing was very good and on the other, the style of the story just did not work.

The foundation of her relationship with Katy, her roommate, has undertones of disdain and jealousy, possibly from her Lily’s own lack of self confidence. Some are better than others but I can usually feel a certain constraint affecting authors I otherwise enjoy.