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Brenna and Joe head to the 70s suburbs for a deep dive into the problematic world of Jeffrey Eugenides' 1993 "not YA" novel The Virgin Suicides and a comparison of Sofia Coppola's film adaptation, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
After 25 episodes, Brenna FINALLY clarifies to Joe a foundational component of YA Literature. The pair also discuss Eugenides' lack of empathy for his female characters, Coppola's feminist treatment of the material and Brenna's biggest issue about the adaptation.
In homework: Brenna galley-brags about her advance reading copy of Julie Murphy's new Middle School book, Dear Sweet Pea while Joe provides an update on Chaos Walking, the delayed film adaptation of *The Knife of Never Letting Go.
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