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The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson
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Apr 06, 2008

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I love, love, love Southern writers, and J.J. is one of my favorites. I was a little dissappointed with this book, though. It was intriguing and I finished it quickly, but I felt like it was written really fast. I also thought that the real story was between Laurel and her mother, which wasn't explored. Also, the relationship between Lauren and Thalia could have just been what the entire book was about, without the ghosts and the Ouija board and the shady town in the background. J.J. usually digs deep with her characters, exposing them in a way that seems real and familiar. With this book, it seemed like she just skimmed the surface of these people, and I wanted more.
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