SPOILER ALERT: We will be discussing plot points and events that happen in this book. If don’t wish to know, click away now. There are some great links to the right.
When we last left Angela, she was getting kicked out of the lesbian sex conference after being outed as a jounalist at a no-media event but not before she found out from Suzy Q the whereabouts of the sex party that evening that Cait is helping to organize. Before Angela can go to SUCK, she and Mae have to meet Keith at a party thrown by aquaintance, Tatiana Braithwaite, a person Angela does not like at all because she is too perfect and a Republican.
Nothing much happens at the party except a jealous reaction by Angela to the extra attention Tatiana pays to Keith. Oh, and Angela finds a gaggle of prescription pills in Tatiana’s bathroom. This whole event is basically transparent foreshadowing.
Time is not wasted at this stage however as Angela lies to Keith and hightails it over to the lesbian sex party to smooth things over with Cait. After some rather tame voyeurism, Angela finds Cait and they end up getting into a hot and heavy make-out session in a supply closet. At this point Angela goes home, takes a bath and releases her pent up sexual energy on Keith.
Email arrangements are quickly made for Angela and Cait to meet again at Cait’s house where we are introduced to lesbian stock character one: snarky, child-adverse single woman and lesbian stock characters two: white couple with ethnic baby. As soon as they leave it’s on as Angela and Cait commence to finally sealing the deal.
A couple of days later, stuff hits the fan at a faculty meeting when Cait reveals to Keith what happened. When Angela finally goes back home, she finds Keith drunk and mad. With a backhand and some shouting, he kicks her out of the house and Angela heads to her parents in Mount Vernon where she finally reveals to her mother, while heading into Church, that her and Keith broke up. She doesn’t mention Cait at all.
Now I don’t have a lot of questions per se. I am just going to let you guys know my impressions of what I’ve read. Not to get negative or anything but this book is starting to disappoint me a little. Angela’s almost constant avoidance of anything truly proactive is proving very frustrating. I almost want to yell at the book.
I’m also finding myself way more sympathetic to Keith than I thought I would be in the beginning of the book. I struggled with my sexuality too and did not come out until my late 20’s and Keith holds many chauvinistic views but he’s not a mind reader which Angela freely admits to.
In my opinion, Cait was just being an insensitive pig at the faculty meeting. The fact that she could so cavalierly push Angela into such a life-altering situation like that just makes her out to be a bitch. If Angela chooses Cait, isn’t she basically going with a white Keith with a vagina (I have no idea why, but I have worked the word vagina into like 80% of my writing this week).
What do you guys think?
Also, last week there was some great points made in the comments that I wanted to address but didn’t have the time to properly do so. I’ll be going back from time to time and leaving replies here and there on all posts. Check back or when you leave your comment, check the box on the bottom to be notified of replies.