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The Sweet Girl - Annabel Lyon Grade: D+Herpyllis says when a man is at ease his testicles are tender, but when he’s excited they go wizened and tight. I don’t know if she’s trying to give me the world or take it away.This short book attempts to tell a big story with tragedy and treachery and sinister deities (and yes, magical man parts are involved), and it isn’t very successful.The modern YA voice, combined with the Fancy Allegorical Lit-Fic Pretensions, had me disconnected from beginning to end. Just because you CAN use first-person present-tense and anachronistic language to show off your textbook-level grasp of Greek history and mythology doesn’t mean you SHOULD.As with [b:The Pianist in the Dark: A Novel|9591515|The Pianist in the Dark A Novel|Michele Halberstadt|http://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/books/1327995115s/9591515.jpg|14478502], I want this story told by a different author. I’m not the right reader for this book — and I have no clue who the intended audience is.