- Title: I Never Loved Your Mind
- Author: Paul Zindel
- ISBN: 9780553273236
- Page: 176
- Format: Mass Market Paperback
At 17, Dewey Daniels is fed up with his boring high school and decides to drop out, taking a part time job at Richmond Valley Hospital one day he catches fellow dropout Yvette Goethals stealing hospital supplies, and it s lust at first sight But Yvette and Dewey are like night and day she s a vegetarian and couldn t care less about a romantic commitment he loves cheesAt 17, Dewey Daniels is fed up with his boring high school and decides to drop out, taking a part time job at Richmond Valley Hospital one day he catches fellow dropout Yvette Goethals stealing hospital supplies, and it s lust at first sight But Yvette and Dewey are like night and day she s a vegetarian and couldn t care less about a romantic commitment he loves cheeseburgers and can t get Yvette out of his mind By the time these two get through with each other, will true love ever be the same
Recent Comments "I Never Loved Your Mind"
Best part of the book: the sanctimonious hippie chick moves out to New Mexico to start a commune, and makes a living ripping off the tourists by selling them pot holders, which she passes off as "genuine Navajo" but which are actually made by an occupational therapist in Staten Island. Hahahahaha.
I could not relate to any of the characters. I think the main character is very arrogant and stupid, which is ironic.
I will never forget how Yvette is described with her long straight hair. Dewey says she moves her hair from her face like she's moving a curtain rod. I loved the visual then and I still remember it 30 years later. This book was not his best, but the whole vegetarian hippie guy caught inhaling a cheeseburger by the main character is another thing that stands out in my mind.
I read this once and just breezed through it. Zindel is a great pulp author that seems to have gone mostly unnoticed. A thrilling read, I loved watching the main character chase after this young woman and watch the kind of shit that he tumbles in because of it. Awesome! I would love to read more by him.
I'll never love this book there are far better novels about being a teen out there.
I can't say that this novel has aged particularly well. In fact, I'm not quite sure how to feel about the whole affair. We have a protagonist who is neither "ordinary" nor is he a part of the counter-culture (which Zindel has a ludicrous amount of fun portraying) of the early seventies. So in a sense, I can't sympathize with him. He's vaguely homophobic, racist, sexist--and that's usually enough to break a deal. /Yet/ what grabs me about this novel is that the supposedly progressive counter-cult [...]
I felt that this is the poorest of the books which Zindel has written. His characters did not seem to be as real as they do in his other books.I read this book and wrote the review in the mid-70s when I was taking an adolescent lit. class.
Own this book, read it every couple of years!
Zindel had issues.
After reading The Pigman I knew Zindel was a master of teen voice, and though Dewey's narrative is more subtle it's no less observant. There's so much detail in the book, so much transposition of action into thought, filtering back into action again. Dewey misses nothing and often I wondered why he'd want to be with a witch like Yvette. She's completely annoying and has no interest in anyone but herself. Indeed, you can tell she's only going to bring disappointment, but still she becomes his que [...]
It frightens me to think that my two favourite books at the moment are about high school dropouts/people who have left and/or been asked to leave high school early but I'm going to assume that it means that I will never actually drop out or have even considered dropping out. I Never Loved Your Mind is an interesting novel about love but love that comes and does not last and unlike a lot of teenage fiction where the love surprisingly lasts a long time for the couple who only met around a week pri [...]
I decided for some reason or other to read all (or almost all) of Paul Zindel's books in 2003 and there were some running themes in them: teenagers, always teenagers, with some sort of emotional issues; awkward, heart-wrenching romances that largely end horribly and clever turns of phrase. Also, adults who have misguided notions about teenagers being much more mature and responsible than they are. But he's a good writer and the books are quick reads. This is another book about a well-meaning but [...]
All the while I was reading this I thought this was around John Lennon's time with an anti-war-love-for-all theme. This one's a refreshing tale of teenage love. I was expecting the story to unfold with some deep twist, with some heartbreaking story behind Yvette's demeanor but then it just ended almost like in mid-sentence. Ending of this kind never fail to boggle the mind, maybe even haunting. I'm just glad Dewey Daniel got through the teenage crisis with a brighter perspective though still uns [...]
Two completely insufferable teens interact with each other in the background of a hospital in the sixties or seventies. I think Dewey is the most unlikable teen protagonist I've ever read, both condescending and convinced of his own self-importance, and when he latches on to Yvette its a meeting of unlikable minds. Yvette's a real piece of work, and she winds up screwing Dewey over.It's hard to care though, because both of them suck. Paul Zindel sure can write which is why this book gets two sta [...]
Annoying, plotless, and arrogant. Yes, I understand that it was ironic and intentionally unbearable. But it wasn't developed well enough for me to excuse it or connect with it. The vernacular of this kid was amazing though, and I thoroughly enjoyed the antics of Yvette (despite her being totally crazy and probably strung out). Would I read it again? Yes. Would I recommend? Eh.
a miss. I feel like this is a wannabe holden Caulfield story but the narrator is not as enigmatic as he should be. in addition, the girl is bleh. I know it is in the curriculum at some schools. I question their decision. there aren't any real good literary tropes to analyze and the story is simple and shallow. the kid ends up being deluded and deciding to follow the girl. Lame.
Just about every aspect of the book was a shocker. Very unpredictable. People don't write like this anymore I guess. This is a good and bad thing but I'm still unsure. Definitely worth reading though. This book was published in 1970? A lot has changed since then. The style of writing I mean.
One of my favorite books in the late 70's, but I don't remember a whole lot about it at this point.
funny. dated but in a good way. like no other. definitely an interesting snapshot of the late 60's/early 70's. a compelling yet frustrating character study.
It was an interesting take on a boys admitted shallowness and of what he didn't learn from his expirience.
I Never Loved Your Mind by Paul Zindel (1971)
I thought this book was alright, not Zindels best work. He seems to have trouble developing a character.
Another ill-conceived gift to horribly depressed teenager. Still not as bad as My Darling, My Hamburger in that respect.
Almost unbelievably irritating.
Funny and wise coming of age story. Sort of my "Bible" when I was a teenager.
I don't remember a lot about this one, beyond the fact that I definitely read it as a teenager.
read, but utterly forgotten.
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