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Brooklyn Story by Suzanne Corso
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Jan 07, 2011

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Read from January 24 to 28, 2011

When I first heard about this book It hit a nerve in me. The story is practically my life in fiction. Samantha Bonti is a girl growing up in Bensonhurst who meets a controlling man and aspires to be a writer. That's pretty much my life in a nutshell, even the growing up in Bensonhurst part. That said, I was easily sucked into the story because of it's similarities to my life. The novel so far is pretty good, I won't say great, but good. The only thing that really aggravates me so far is samanthas constant references to crossing the bridge, or in her words going to the real world of manhattan. This is literally mentioned at every chance the writer gets to mention it. Ok Samantha I got it after the first 5 times that you mentioned that you want to leave Brooklyn you don't have to keep saying it every other page.
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message 1: by Day (new) - rated it 4 stars

Day I've noticed that too! Still, I am impressed with this debut;-)

message 2: by Joanne (new)

Joanne I'm with you. i lived in brooklyn until i was 28. never in bensonhurst though and i would never ever date a guy from their either. haven't met anyone from there that wasn't like the people in the book. smart enuf to stay away unlike sam, How could she not know that tony was the one who broke in. Hello can someone really be that stupid. I get the love part but how many times does someone have to beat u down to know when enuf is enuf. he was a jerk from the beginning

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