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Isabella

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Started out good.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-04-19

I normally like stories about self-empowering women, but this one had so many unrealistic situations that I wish I had stopped reading it when the main character cut her blonde hair and dyed it black in the restroom of a moving bus. Please. Obviously written by someone who has never box-dyed their own hair or been in a bus restroom. There were a few other ridiculous scenes that I just couldn't get into, but the one that bothers me the most is the unresearched legal situation of what happens if a woman takes her own child out of state. For any abused women who read this book and are discouraged from taking their child and leaving, go talk to a lawyer. You can't kidnap your own child when there is no court order in effect saying that you cannot take the child out of town without the other parent's permission. In the situation in this story, there's no way the FBI would get involved in a case where the parents are still married, there's no custody order, and the father of the child only pursues his wife and child when he's not too busy at work, over the course of months.