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Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner
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Jul 07, 2011

it was ok
Read from April 10 to July 06, 2011

It took me 3 months to finish this book. I liked the first third of the book. The second third lost me. I did like the fish out of water angle, but the contrast was too extreme. She was portrayed a a bumbling idiot. When she kept using the Hello Kitty notebook throughout her entire "investigation" I wanted to scream and ended up feeling very disconnected from her. There were so many interviews and suspects I got lost. While the last third of the book was paced more quickly and a little intriguing, the connections to her ultimate revelation were confusing. The ending (the last 12 pages) was unbelievable. Her mother was suddenly devoted and caring after 30 years of neglect. She ended up alone at a beach house apparently happily caring for her children appropriately, a thing that could have been accomplished at her Connecticut home. Overall I was disappointed. This book does not measure up to her previous novels. I say, "Don't waste your time."
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David Lighten up!

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