Red Polka Dot in a World Full of Plaid

Red Polka Dot in a World Full of Plaid Maxine Phillips is a walking oxymoron She d rather spend her Saturday nights reading comic books and eating burritos than going on dates like other eighteen year olds She hasn t been to church or even

  • Title: Red Polka Dot in a World Full of Plaid
  • Author: Varian Johnson
  • ISBN: 9781585711406
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Paperback
  • Maxine Phillips is a walking oxymoron She d rather spend her Saturday nights reading comic books and eating burritos than going on dates like other eighteen year olds She hasn t been to church or even attempted to pray in the last three years, yet her best friend, Deke, is a devout Christian And while Deke claims her caramel complexion, wild cherry brown hair, and grayMaxine Phillips is a walking oxymoron She d rather spend her Saturday nights reading comic books and eating burritos than going on dates like other eighteen year olds She hasn t been to church or even attempted to pray in the last three years, yet her best friend, Deke, is a devout Christian And while Deke claims her caramel complexion, wild cherry brown hair, and gray eyes make her look exotic, she thinks she looks like a freak of nature Maxine s life gets even stranger when she learns the father she thought dead is alive, and that her mother has been lying about his death for all of Maxine s life On impulse, Maxine decides to drive from her hometown in South Carolina to the small town in Oklahoma where her father lives In typical Maxine fashion, she leaves without her mother s permission, and when her car breaks down en route, she convinces Deke to pick her up and take her the rest of the way Maxine arrives in Oklahoma, expecting Jack Phillips to be the father of her dreams Instead, she finds that her father, among other things, is a white ex convict Upon learning the truth about him, Maxine does the only thing she can do.

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    1. In the beginning, i thought this book had the makings of a five due to the fantastic charachters. Once i finished the book, however, there was a tear i was unaware of rolling down my cheek. Very, very, sad. I, personally do not like depressing, thrilling endings, but i do realize this was a rating of the BOOK not my emotional preferences. Given that, this is definitely a 4 and a half as a book. Fantastic despite my complaints.

    2. Red Polka Dot In A World Full Of Plaid was about a girl named Maxine who is 18 years old. She gets a call from her father who was thought to be dead but he left his mother and Maxine. He says that he lives in Oklahoma and Maxine goes to find her father. Her mother forbids her going but she goes any way. Her best friend Deke are like peanut butter and jelly. He goes with her to find her father to be with her and help her make the right decisions. When Maxine meets her father, he is not what she t [...]

    3. Red polka dot in a world full of plaid is about a 18 year old girl named Maxine and her friend Deke. Maxine wants to find out what really happened to her father so she goes out to find him. Her mom does not allow her to go but she goes anyways. She goes to Deke's house to ask him if he would help her find her father. Later on in the book she calls a number and a man answers saying that he is Maxine's father and she hangs up.Then she see's a guy calling her name and saying that he is her father a [...]

    4. At 17, Maxine finds out that her father is alive and well living in a small town in Oklahoma. She has been told all her life by her Mother that he was dead. So she sneaks off with her best friend, Deke, to visit him. She is so surprised to find that her father is white! Maybe that explains why she has always seemed to be different than her other African American family and friends. This is a clever, inspirational book that deals with all sorts of issues. interracial dating, peer pressure, sex an [...]

    5. I really enjoyed this book and I can't put my finger on why, exactly. It touched on some interesting racial topics that I never would have thought to explore. All of the main characters were easy to empathize with though they didn't necessarily agree will each other. It really helped me to think about life from different perspectives.

    6. First time reading this author. Although this book is geared more towards a YA audience I enjoyed it and totally did not see the end coming. I like that! I'd read more books by this author just to see what she's really all about.

    7. I didn't think her mother should have told her her father was dead. I think the friendship between her father and herself was interesting.I hated that one she knew who loved her and that she found God that her boy friend had to die.

    8. I liked the characters, especially the main character, with her sarcasm,difficulty facing her emotions, and growth as a person. I got a new perspecitve on race relations and appreciated the insight.

    9. one star might be a little high for this book. I know it written from a 18 year old girl's perspective but it truly sounds as if it were written by a child. The 'plot' is also terrible.

    10. this book is definitely not written for me. like, yeah. i think if you're mixed race, you should check it out. i had to DNF because of reasons.

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