Knowing how much this novel depends on Belle Ruin to be understood
The primary difficulty with this book is the degree to which it depends on Belle Ruin, Grime's first book using this central character. I did read the book several years ago but certainly don't remember the characters and that is key to understanding Fadeaway Girl. It was like coming into a play during the middle of Act II, where you are given clues upon which to make assumptions about what happened before your arrival. I felt like I was missing a lot of the connections. So as the mystery unraveled, my interest was limited by not really understanding the previous relationships among the characters. So if you are going to read this book, by all means read Belle Ruin first
I loved this book so much that I delayed getting up in the morning, preferring to stay a little longer and listen a bit longer (I was on spring break). I grieved when it ended because I could no longer be part of such a wonderful story and engaging characters. It is rare to find a book that is so wonderful you relish every moment of it.
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