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Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen
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Mar 04, 08

bookshelves: fiction
Read in March, 2008

This is quite possibly one of the worst books I've read recently. I enjoyed Black & Blue back when it was an Oprah book but this is just . . . ugh. It doesn't have characters, it has cliché after cliché. Hard career woman, perfect teen, sassy wise black women, bleeding heart social workers, crusty old cops . . . the list goes on and none of them are particularly likeable or interesting. And the "incident" that sets everything into motion was laughable.

By the end I didn't care what happened to anyone, I just wanted it to be over. I guess that's why it was on the BOGO rack at the bookstore.
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Kathy Agreed!!!

Marissa Totally agree with your review- I'm struggling through it right now, I should just quit but I have this obsession with finishing books once I start. Agh.

Elizabeth Kvamme Agreed. The incident itself was boring & I found myself thinking "What's the big deal?" This book was full of cliches & painfully boring.

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