Thursday, July 28, 2011
30 Day Book Challenge -- Day 9
Day 9 - Best scene ever
The best scene ever would come from my favorite book ever -- Foxfire by Joyce Carol Oates. The main character in the book, Legs, is an athletic, charismatic girl with feminist ideals about female pride and solidarity. She holds a Foxfire initiation ritual on January 1, 1953, involving secret tattoos of the gang's symbol, a red flame. Soon after wards, Legs announces her first plan for the gang: the public humiliation of their high school math teacher. Mr. Buttinger has taken an inappropriate interest in Rita, often mocking her in class and requiring her to stay after school for "disciplinary" sessions where he gropes her breasts. This first Foxfire adventure is non-violent; the girls paint graffiti messages on Mr. Buttinger's car such as "I TEACH MATH & TICKLE TITS". His secret now public, Mr. Buttinger is openly laughed at in school and quickly retires from teaching altogether.
The set up and details for this scene create pictures so vivid in your mind it blew me away. Telling you....READ THIS BOOK.