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On Agate Hill by Lee Smith
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Oct 11, 2014

it was ok
bookshelves: read-in-2010, historical-fiction, civil-war-era-fiction
Read from June 03 to 09, 2010

My biggest complaint about this book is that there was no catalyst to keep the story moving. The impeding force the main character had to overcome was her upbringing, or lack thereof. The chapters where she beat the odds that were stacked against her were the only ones that really held my interest. After that, Molly made one big loop ending up right where she began and the journey just wasn't that intriguing. I couldn't, or didn't feel compelled to, keep track of many of the supporting characters and didn't really care much how the story came to an end... just that it did.

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06/08/2010 page 227

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message 1: by Alexis (new)

Alexis What was this about? Is it historical fiction?

Alison About a girl growing up on a run-down, old plantation in the south after the Civil War. So far it's kind of weird... but someone comes to "rescue her" and it's starting to get more exciting.

message 3: by Alexis (new)

Alexis That sounds pretty neat. You like the historical fiction, don't you?

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