I get unreasonably attached to fictional characters
A great, feel-good story about a young woman with a mental handicap, and her struggles in and out of a "school" for the disabled. A bit of history about the 70's and 80's institutions for the disabled, a bit of a coming of age story, and a lot about love in all it's forms.
I teared up. A lot.
I couldn't listen to this book fast enough. While I feel like it was a bit rushed toward the end with trying to tie up loose ends and put things together nicely, I thought the story was great and made me think, long after I was done listening.
Linney and Kate and Martha I can't pick one. All the characters are lovely.
Made me laugh and cry! My sign of a good book!
A bit predictable but well told. The author tells the heart of 2 people who are unable to express it themselves.
The end was predictiable so I only am giving this book 4 stars. But, getting to the end was a wonderful reading experience. I foun myself thinking of the book long after I was done listening to it.
it was awesome, kept me waiting for the next part, was so upset when it came to an end. i do hope they will consider a part two.
This book reads like one of those dream/nightmare scenes - which I always fast-forward through by the way - lots of "and then she did this and then he did that, ran away, came to a weird place and then and then...etc." I prefer a more grounded approach, and more approachable subject matter.
Also, I am tired of books that happen in 1968, 1982, or any other time but the present. I am just not that interested in recent historical periods. What do could these periods possibly offer that "now" doesn't? This is simply my perspective but I find it difficult to care about recent history, from a fiction angle, anyway.
The narrator reads with a wavering voice and a drama and weight that created a negative, sad, depressing, lonely feeling. And she kept pronouncing the word "Nana" with a flat "a" so that it sounded like babyspeak.
Not my cup of tea.