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The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson
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May 12, 08

Read in May, 2008

I gave this author's first book a 5 and her second book a 4...see a pattern? I think she had a good idea with this book, but it just didn't come together in the right way for me. This is a ghost story/whodunit that begins when the main character, Laurel, awakens to find the ghost of a drowned girl standing by her bed. To me, it felt as though there was simply too much going on - a new mystery, an old mystery, marriage problems, sister problems, mother-daughter problems. Oh, and an offensively stereotyped southern town populated entirely by toothless meth addicts who don't care about their children or know about indoor plumbing...yeah.
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Avynne yes, i totally agree that the southern town was stereotyped. the meth heads i can maybe see...but the lack of indoor plumbing?? what in the world???


Jody  Julian Excellent synopsis. Just finished and felt the same.


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