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message 1: by Kate (new)

Kate I agree with you, especially about "mass" taste being generally poor. I cannot believe this book have 30K+ 5 star reviews.


message 2: by Laura (new)

Laura Kate wrote: "I agree with you, especially about "mass" taste being generally poor. I cannot believe this book have 30K+ 5 star reviews. "

Thank you. I've gotten some comments from people who were bothered by my review and argued the greatness of the book. Yet the more I think about the book, the more I remember things about it that annoyed me.


message 3: by Kate (new)

Kate I thought it was not good at all. My librarian warned me, but I had to check it out for myself. I also had to write my own review.


message 4: by Lynette (new)

Lynette Your comment "every fiction book I've read in the past couple of years is highly depressing" is the exact reason why I'm 30 and I STILL read "Junior Room" books. I have a very hard time finding adult fiction that isn't either 1) depressing, or 2) about mainly sex and drugs. My husband loved The Time Traveler's Wife - I really don't understand why!


message 5: by Laura (new)

Laura Lynette wrote: "Your comment "every fiction book I've read in the past couple of years is highly depressing" is the exact reason why I'm 30 and I STILL read "Junior Room" books. I have a very hard time finding ad..."
Just today my husband said, "Maybe you should go back to reading Young Adult books!" (referring to how I read When You Reach Me recently and really liked it.) I think you are on to something!


message 6: by Lynette (new)

Lynette I recommend Robin McKinley, Tamora Pierce, and select titles by Shannon Hale (who also writes fantastic adult fiction, namely Austenland and I just started The Actor and the Housewife and am enjoying it).


message 7: by Lynette (new)

Lynette Okay, I take it back - I don't like The Actor and the Housewife. Hale is friends with Stephanie Meyer, need I say more?


message 8: by Laura (new)

Laura Lynette wrote: "Okay, I take it back - I don't like The Actor and the Housewife. Hale is friends with Stephanie Meyer, need I say more?"

haha, thanks for the insight.


message 9: by Shannon (new)

Shannon OMG, I couldn't even finish this book after the foreshadowing of the depressing as hell ending! I read the spoilers and read ahead to those depressing scenes in the book instead. Seriously, like you said, why did the author chose to put Henry through such hell at the end? I don't understand it. I also had a hard time getting into this book and really feeling the connection between Clare and Henry...it didn't feel like they were really that madly in love and the love on Henry's part seemed to appear out of nowhere. I didn't get any inner dialogue about how they felt about each other, it just seemed disconnected. Though the depressing ending has made me sad, though I think that's only b/c I was hoping for a happily ever after since I've spent all week reading this book, that I'm not that into, and instead now I feel jipped (spelling?)! I feel like I've just wasted a week! I'm very disappointed with this book...if I had known it would be this messed up and sad at the end, I never would have read it!


message 10: by Caryn (new)

Caryn I have the same problem with books at the moment, often reading either young adult or fiction published years ago because I can't handle how dark and gloomy so many books are..


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