Cracks [Sheila Kohler] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A Talk with Sheila Kohler, author of Cracks and One Girl Zoland: In Cracks there is . A group of South African women who were all members of a boarding-school swimming team revisit a shared and haunted past in Kohler’s polished, compact. Official Trailer for Cracks. The director is Jordan Scott, and Ridley and Tony Scott are the executive producers on the film. Rosalie Swedlin, Christine Vachan.

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Dealing with issues like youthful infatuation, the mob mentality of a group of teenagers, and the dangers of not recognizing boundaries. But did I like the execution? In fact in reading ‘Cracks’ I wondered several times if perhaps it was one of I thought this book was relatively extraordinary. Teenage girls and their psychotic cult-like cliques can be forgiven over time; Miss G was an adult who knew exactly what she was doing when she decided to ruin a teenage girl’s life.

My gripes are many, but I’ll try to limit them to things that people might find useful: There was a problem adding your email address. May 20th, Retrieved Feb 29, Erin rated it really liked it. Search your hearts, for the universe lies therein,’ and we searched and searched.

The swimming teacher, Miss G, was the favorite of johler girls because she made them feel special. It was suspenseful and I was captivated.

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Somehow this comes as a relief to most of them, although they—re too polite to say as much out loud. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. But I mean it’s still a really good boo So I watched the movie awhile back and really, really loved it. I like that it’s written in a way where you’re mohler sure who the narrator is, and it gives off the feeling that the book is written by a group of girls who act as one. It does deal with some tough issues with teens and while these issues do generally happen with adult male characters we get an interesting take of how crscks situations can happen with an adult female.


When a dozen girls in South Africa receive an urgent summons from their old headmistress to return to the Transvaal school they left years ago, they arrive dutifully and with some foreboding—only to learn that developers want to tear the place down and subdivide the grounds for new housing. Growing up in South Africa was a strange experience. Mar 19, Ginny rated it it was amazing.

I found the cradks scene in which Fiamma a Spanish student in the movie, Italian in the book gets killed quite disturbing already, but in the book she gets raped by the girls before dying from the wounds that is how I think she died. While it’s impossible not to sympathize with her considering what happens, you get to see more of Fiamma’s essence in the movie. If you’re going to read this because, like me, you loved the movie first, let me just make one thing clear.

Clearly, the narrator would view Fiamma as superior to rationalize her as well as the group’s actions towards the end of the book. Mar 10, Jasmine added it. The poems are horrible!

The author wrote herself into her book? Johler really loved it and felt it was a very well-thought out and haunting story that has a nice dash of creepiness.

I would like to know, because I have no idea how realistic the book is in that regard.

It was a book that had enormous potential due to xheila taboo plot, but it just fell short. To ask other readers questions about Cracksplease sign up. I would highly recommend it if you can handle adult situations. Sometime during that year, Fiamma disappeared in the countryside around the school, and the book unravels the mystery of what happened to her and why, interspersed with scenes ceacks the girls returning to the school as middle-aged women.


In the novel Miss G has no background story other than a series of rumored, failed erotic relationships with staff and students, lohler a vague rhetoric of self-actualization. While reading, I was kind of baffled as to why all of these girls seemed so infatuated with her.

Cracks the movie

A stunning and singular tale of the passion and tribalism of adolescence, Cracks lays bare the violence that lurks in the heart of even the most innocent. It was written in a sort of omniscient first person, as if by the entire group as a singular entity, which sheika very well for the story. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

It was VERY disturbing to read the rape scene, because my guess was that she only disappeared in the book and therefore cracka from the girls and Miss G and that’s it. So, when the end came, I was left feeling equally heartbroken in both the movie and the book, but whereas I felt heartbroken as to what happened to a child in the book, in the movie I was heartbroken as to what happened to Fiamma.

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Cracks the movie – Sheila Kohler

The book has a lot of telling and description and not much dialogue. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Oct 27, Kelly rated it liked it Shelves: Cracks is the third novel by South African author Sheila Kohler. Views Read Edit View history. Published init was chosen as one of the best books of the year by both Newsday and Library Journal.