Recife, Brazil | Member Since 2013
Probably. And the performance by Heyborne and Whelan was REALLY good. I believe they really did absorb the essence of the characters.
I would. She can write, I'll give her that, her story here is pretty clever, but I found the characters quite real and at the same time they're like the worst people with the worst character you can find, well, I didn't find that appealing, people are pretty messed up as it is. Moreover, I'd probably try another book because Flynn seems to really be good at writing, I just hope to see some characters the you could empathise a little bit more.
They make it sound a lot more real, they make you think of the characters as if they were real people. Their performance was excellent, I guess that's one of the reasons I kept on going with the audiobook.
Not really, but it wouldn't be fair to say that there was nothing to it. I guess it made me think a lot about how we behave, how we try to be accepted(or not), how we play cool, just to fit in, or to think it is the only way we can be loved; and a lot more concerning behaviour, acceptance, deception...
I haven't read the print version.
Yes, I would not humanize Dewey, I mean, the parts where the author pretends Dewey is talking as if he were saying something to her. I'd use more what I thought he was supposedly thinking.
The one where he(Dewey) finally climbs on Cristal's wheelchair and for the first time in years, this handicapped girl is able to express something, she "squeals", as the author describes, in joy and she gets this expression on her face, it's like she finally was able to express something that has been inside her forever. It is amazing what that cat did for the people.
The one I mentioned above.
Absolutely! Hazel, is a clever young girl, and the way she thinks and sees her condition and how she describes how other people react to her disease, is just fascinating. I truly empathized with the characters and fell in love with some of them.
How Hazel manages to carry on with her life through her disease and still, make people around her feel better, even though it might take a lot from her, since sometimes she's not so well herself.
Oh, Yes! :o)
If you like characters and stories with which you can relate and empathize, this is a good one. Other than that, Kate Rudd did an AMAZING job narrating this book(except when she tried to impersonate a dutch speaking(bad) english, dutch actually speak english very well), I feel she really captured the characters' feelings.
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