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Back Roads by Tawni O'Dell
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bookshelves: chicklit
Read in June, 2008

An Oprah book club pick! Yes, even books down here advert that fact. I quite enjoyed this book until the end. I like good books about siblings that kind of hate each other, but underneath, get a long. Until the end, in this book. The overview, is a family with 4 kids, the mother is in jail for shooting her husband because he beats the kids. It is told from the point of view of the oldest child, a son. He was written very well, very real and I always appreciate that. He is now raising his younger sisters in the back roads of Tennessee or somewhere like that. He has a fling with a mother of one of his younger sister’s friends. His next to oldest sister is a slut and they have major issues. I did not like where it went with the two of them (if you get my drift). The end wasn’t what I expected and I liked that. Minus where it went with the protag and sister, it was a good read. But then, that is just on taste and it wasn’t mine.

Grade: C
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