I absolutely hate having to give a bad review to someone's work, but feel obliged to here, so that others can avoid stumbling into the trap I fell into. Please note that there is not one review of this book here from a legitimate book critic, and I suspect that the book is self published... for a reason, people.
The writing is completely amateurish -- nothing happens from the beginning of a chapter to the end, there is no depth whatsoever in the story, and, when I finally gave up after two hours, I wanted my time (and my money) back. I cannot believe I wasted a credit on this. You can find it on Amazon for three dollars and change. Sorry. I always hope to like a book, but this one was awful.
Beautiful, layered book, beautifully read, which affirmed some things I already knew and taught me a fair bit I didn't. I did not want it to end. Highest praise.
Beautifully written. The characters are understandable, distinct, and grow over time. And just about the time I thought I had things figured out, something surprising would happen. I loved this book and did not want it to end. I downloaded this because it was the book chosen by all incoming Duke freshmen to read last year. This is, frankly, a book you would want your freshman child to read. It leaves you thinking about the importance of things long after the last sentence is done.
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