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.
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.
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.
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