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Great writing and an excellent story. I loved it and expected to hate it. I am looking for another.
This ask too many questions. I don't like it.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a easy, fast read, and was very enjoyable. The narration did not bother me as some other reviews had stated.
The clever use of emails, letters, medical reports and a TED talk make for a refreshingly original read. The narrator does the individual voices perfectly. Amusing send-up of the suburban Seattle aspirational lifestyle. The narrative does get a bit dark in the second half, but redeems itself by the end. A few bits strain credibility, but overall it's a very fun story. Our Book Club found it very enjoyable.
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This story of Bea, a 15 year old in a 10 year old's body due to a major heart defect in infancy, is interesting up to a point, and then goes -- quite literally -- south. The narrator, especially when voicing Bea, used an unfortunate whine to simulate adolescence. The backstory was more interesting than the novel as it moved forward in time. The COVER is terrific - good marketing!
I loved this book. At first I found the narrator's voice annoying, but then I began to really appreciate her range. I felt like each character was truly distinct. The story is excellent as well. It was so much fun. I've listened to it several times now. One of my favorites!