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Gothic Lolita By Dakota Lane Gothic Lolita TWO GIRLS THOUSANDS OF MILES APART Chelsea lives in Los Angeles Miya lives in Tokyo Other than the fact they re both half Japanese and obsessed with dressing like Gothic Lolitas they would seem to h

  • Title: Gothic Lolita
  • Author: Dakota Lane
  • ISBN: 9781416913962
  • Page: 421
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Gothic Lolita By Dakota Lane TWO GIRLS, THOUSANDS OF MILES APART Chelsea lives in Los Angeles Miya lives in Tokyo Other than the fact they re both half Japanese and obsessed with dressing like Gothic Lolitas, they would seem to have nothing in common Or do they THE BLOG THAT WENT AWAY They got to know each other through their blogs But three years ago something happened to Chelsea, an evenTWO GIRLS, THOUSANDS OF MILES APART Chelsea lives in Los Angeles Miya lives in Tokyo Other than the fact they re both half Japanese and obsessed with dressing like Gothic Lolitas, they would seem to have nothing in common Or do they THE BLOG THAT WENT AWAY They got to know each other through their blogs But three years ago something happened to Chelsea, an event so terrible that she stopped writing altogether Miya s been checking Chelsea s blog ever since, to see if she s come back, but she never has Until today A LIFE AND DEATH CONNECTION Today is the day Chelsea finally goes back online and tells Miya everything And today is the day that Miya s life could change forever because of it Like a Japanese manga come to life, Gothic Lolita is a mythic fairy tale about love, death, and rebirthd the courage it takes to reach out to another soul.
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    1. Sesana on said:

      The subtitle bills this as a mystical thriller Sorry, there was nothing terribly thrilling about this, and I have no idea why the author would have called this a thriller Mystical Sure, maybe, depending on your interpretation Chelsea and Miya are separated by thousands of miles and a mutual inability to reach out to each other But despite never actually speaking to each other, they feel connected through their blogs Which sound a lot like tumblr blogs, pictures with a line or two to go with them [...]

    2. Merary on said:

      No likable characters, no fucking plot, it was plain weird, and hard to follow.Enough said.The pictures were pretty, though.

    3. Cheryl on said:

      Chelsea and Miyo are just two normal girls, except they live on opposite sides of the world Chelsea lives in Los Angeles and Miyo lives in Tokyo They formed a bond through blogging Everything was going good till the day Chelsea disappeared from the cyber world It has been three years, since Miyo last communicated with Chelsea She wonders all the time how she is doing Chelsea has a secret and she is ready to share it will Miyo What Chelsea has to say, will change Miyo s live forever I have to adm [...]

    4. Robert Beveridge on said:

      Dakota Lane, Gothic Lolita A Mystical Thriller Atheneum, 2008 What a concept combining a mystery novel with live action manga panels to create a hybrid quite unlike anything that s been seen before that I know of, anyway It s a great idea, and if it s ever done right, I think it ll take off like gangbusters Gothic Lolita is not that book, but at least it paves the way I m guessing the format was originally supposed to be a good deal different than the finished product, where the pictures, instea [...]

    5. Sandy on said:

      Not much of a mystical thriller Chelsea lives in Los Angels, Miya lives in the suburbs of Tokyo They are both half Asian and into Gothic Lolita This led them to find each other s blogs online Gothic Lolita is also the name of a fictional character in a manga the two girls have read Chelsea stopped posting in her blog three years ago when her little brother died, about the same time that Miya s little brother Akio was born Now Chelsea s mother wants to adopt and Chelsea has to figure out if that [...]

    6. Tasha Thibodeau on said:

      Okay, my father always used the phrase they were like a fart in the wind meaning, you noticed them for a short while and then forgot all about them This book is kind of like that, a fart in the wind An easy, mindless read with zero need to commit to anything I gave it two stars because I enjoyed the author s stylized writing by omitting capitol letters, it made the book almost read like poetry, which I really liked I also enjoyed the Japanese elements of the story, it was interesting to learn a [...]

    7. Ashley on said:

      TWO GIRLS, THOUSANDS OF MILES APART.Chelsea lives in Los Angeles Miya lives in Tokyo Other than the fact they re both half Japanese and obsessed with dressing like Gothic Lolitas, they would seem to have nothing in common Or do they THE BLOG THAT WENT AWAY.They got to know each other through their blogs But three years ago something happened to Chelsea, an event so terrible that she stopped writing altogether Miya s been checking Chelsea s blog ever since, to see if she s come back, but she neve [...]

    8. Mina on said:

      This book was sent to me to review.This elusive story tells the tales of two very unique and seemingly different, but also very parallel lives that of two young girls intertwined by what first appears to be merely chance or coincidence and chaos , but then turns into a tale of pure synchronicity.As the girls lives begin to interconnect and , you can almost feel the pain that each experiences at the seeming disconnect that comes between each a reflection of our own modern day lives that we don t [...]

    9. Jennifer Wardrip on said:

      Reviewed by Sarah Bean the Green Bean Teen Queen for TeensReadTooChelsea lives in Los Angeles with her mother Miya lives in Tokyo in a children s home Chelsea s precious brother disappeared three years ago Miya lives to protect her brother They both have an obsession with the same romantic manga Both girls are interested in Gothic Lolita The girls have never met or talked, but the two are connected in ways than they realize Finding each other through a girl blogger site years before, each girl [...]

    10. Sarah Crawford on said:

      This is a rather unusual book It s centered on two girls One is Chelsea, who lives in Los Angeles, has a mother, and has a brother who has disappeared Miya is the other girl, who lives in Tokyo She also has a brother, although he is alive but has learning difficulties She and her brother are currently living in an orphanage There are two links tying them together the Internet, and Chelsea s mother.The interest between the girls is based on their blogs.The writing style of the book is unusual It [...]

    11. E. Anderson on said:

      Miya and Chelsea, are half a world apart, living in Japan and L.A But it s been three years since Chelsea s last blog post, and Miya is feeling lost without her friend, even if they didn t really talk much Chelsea misses the connection with Miya, too, but a tragedy in her life has kept her from communicating, and it seems like she ll never be okay But there is so much the girls don t know about each other, and as the pieces fall into place, their lives will never be the same You know you re in f [...]

    12. Gerri Leen on said:

      This is a strange little young adult book Fascinating strange, read it really fast strange, but still strange It s about connections and is definitely mystical not sure I get where the thriller part of the title comes from, though It connects with a culture many don t understand myself included , the Japanese Gothic Lolitas and cosplay so the title has little to do with Nabokov, and with anime and the fashions scene in the Harajuku At the heart of the book, it is a story of two girls one in Tok [...]

    13. Rebecca on said:

      Gothic Lolita was an interesting story It wasn t horrible but it wasn t great either.The photos in the book were quite interesting They didn t make much sense to me however.At first I found parts of the story to be slightly confusing and so I was coming up with all sorts of theories about how the book was going to end.Eventually I got the feel of how things were going and the book wasn t too bad.The story line was a little boring It s a short read but it took me quite a while.I have to say thoug [...]

    14. Sara on said:

      I picked this up at the library because I was intrigued by the title I had also just checked out a book called Gothic Lolita Punk That one was non fiction and full of pictures.I did not expect this book to be as sad as it was I knew it would be quirky no capitalization, odd paragraphs, photographs First Miya speaks, then Chelsea Then Miya Back and forth, back and forth.Two half Japanese teenagers meet on an online blog Both have brothers The brothers are an integral part of this story Something [...]

    15. Mina on said:

      I love the premise that these girls are reincarnated twins I also love how this book reads kind of like a poem It s original than a lot of teen books these days No cliche romances _ And these girls are grieving over real stuff I mean I realize teens get depressed very often, a lot of times for no reason, but I find sappy books about misunderstood teens super annoying This book seems real I also like the imaginary green cat human friend to be really eerie and interesting I like that they added [...]

    16. Sarah BT on said:

      I got a copy of this book from YaYnot seriously check that site out This is a fascinating and beautiful tale of friendship and love Told in alternating voices in short quick chapters, this tale reads like poetry The story is accompanied by black and white photographs taken by the author that added a sense of mystery and beauty to the story I loved how the author unveiled and about each girl and the reader is able to uncover just how their lives are connected It felt like I was slowly unwrappin [...]

    17. Maan on said:

      Book 7 for 2013 Got this book last year from the bargain bins of NBS I seriously don t remember why I bought the book Probably because it was a bargain.The story is okay, but oftentimes too slow and trippy for my taste At the get go, I noticed that the author also did not capitalize the letter at the beginning of each sentence Did not capitalize I also The story is about two girls, miles apart, both half Japanese, connected through their blogs Then one of them stops writing, the emo stuff starts [...]

    18. Courtney on said:

      i was surprised by how much i liked this book i had assumed it would place emphasis on pop culture, etc instead, it was a dreamy tale of loss, guilt and ultimately, redemption a mutual love of a certain manga, a fashion trend and blogging unite two girls across an ocean of course, they wind up having common than meets the eye an unusual, delightful book requires some suspension of disbelief, however, three years without contact most teens would have given up on the other person three years in [...]

    19. Captain Jacq on said:

      This is the story of two girls who met online and felt an instant connection It took me about a chapter to get over the fact that there were no capital letters for beginnings of sentences and the word I Although you get a very deep look into what each of the girls are feeling, at the end I felt like it was dragging and repeating itself The photographs are beautiful but the writing can be choppy I realize that some of the choppiness is because of the girls expressing their thoughts, but it seemed [...]

    20. Kaylenea on said:

      This was an AMAZING book It shows true feeling and amazing emotions and an amazing friendship It was a little confusing the first time I read it because of the fliping and flopping between the characters and Id say its definitely a challenging read for younger 8th grade and under people, but I was in 6th grade when I finished it So it is possible This is a MUST read Trust me, I know youll love it.

    21. Kathy on said:

      This is a very unusual book Two girls, Miya in Japan and Chelsea in the US, communicate in blogs, though they have never met Both have experienced similar painful losses.Chelsea s brother disappeared and her father left Miya s mother died and her father left her and her younger brother in an orphanage There is also a whole subtext about the Gothic Lolita culture.

    22. The Urban Otome on said:

      This book had my hopes hope since when I read it, I was starting to get into the Lolita street fashion This book brought me insight of one of the types of Lolita fashions, Gothic Lolita, and how and why some gothic lolita became what they are I was lost in most of the book, and confused in others The only way I could get through it was treat the story like poetry rather than a narrative.

    23. Tasha on said:

      I was SO disappointed by this book I remember reading Johnny Voodoo in junior high and thinking that Dakota Lane was one of the best writers I d ever encountered, and I was so excited when I heard that she was writing a new book This book didn t seem like the same quality of writing at all, and I felt so let down by this story.

    24. Pamela on said:

      This book was very strange to me, interesting but strange Most of the time strange will get a book shelved in my house, but I felt intrigued to keep reading this one Thriller NO but still very interesting I really enjoyed the end and was a little unexpected, which is a plus.

    25. Jennifer on said:

      narrative is disjointed and nebulous didn t really connect with any of the characters not sure what the connection is between the two narrators tag line on cover mystical thriller is very misleading emotional

    26. Jaymee on said:

      I could read this over and over again I could really get a clear image of what the auther was explaining It made me actualy see if the book in this was realIt isn t But they tell you so much about it in the book it s alright It was an amazing book, my 1 so far.

    27. Harmony on said:

      It was confusing at some parts I hate a difficult time figuring out which story went with which girl But it was interesting.

    28. April Klasen on said:

      I really liked this, it was strange and interesting to read I think I read it in one day.

    29. Kayla on said:

      I found the way she wrote appealing, loving the lyrical way everything was written as though it was a book of poetry rather than an actual story

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