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When I Was Older by Garret Freymann-Weyr
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Sep 16, 11

Read in August, 2011

another teen fiction book. this one is also not a super upper of a story. the main character's brother died of cancer when he was little, her father had an affair while he was dying and left her mother for the other woman, and in the present -- when the story begins -- the mom has begun dating someone else who has a son the main girl's age. who SHE kind of starts to date by the end of the book. overall, i liked the book and the story but there were a couple of things that i just thought were off. first of all, the boy seems a bit too wise for his age, if you know what i mean. he just didn't seem as realistic a character as he could have been. also, for some reason the book seemed as though it were set in the past for me, but it wasn't because it was published in 2010 (i think), and it talks about the internet. but for some reason, something about it just seemed older. i really don't know why. and then finally i felt like the book wrapped up a little quickly at the end. so, i don't know. i did like the book, but its not like i'm running out and telling everyone they have to read it because it was SO good...

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