Everything from writing style to character development to narration.
Not elaborate on insignificant, mundane so-called details
Julia Whelan or Cassandra Campbell or virtually any other female narrator.
Anger for having wasted money, impatience waiting for the story to get better, frustration for it never getting better.
I couldn't agree more with the review provided by Sammie from Bozeman.
More of the same from this author. I generally enjoy Ms. Picoult's novels because she centers her stories around contemporary, controversial, and sensitive topics in a manner that educates without burdening the reader. The plot, weak and predictable as it was, took way too long to evolve; the ending abrupt and disappointing.
I've been on the first three chapters for two weeks now and I don't think I have the patience or desire to make it through the remaining chapters. The confusing manner in which the story is told makes it necessary for me to keep repeating the initial chapters just to be sure I'm not missing anything significant. As the story progresses, I feel lost and certain I've missed some critical story development along the way, but sadly I haven't missed a thing.
Unless you have unlimited time and the patience of a saint, I do not recommend this book.
An interesting and enjoyable story by a truly wonderful storyteller (I must read more by this author); the details were so thorough, I felt as if I lived the experience alongside the characters; narration too was very good. Only one drawback--the ending. I found it flat and disappointing, particularly after such a satifying experience up until then. Nonetheless, I highly recommend The Help.
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