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Dream When You're Feeling Blue by Elizabeth Berg
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Apr 30, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: adult-fiction, hated, 2008, historical-fiction
Read in April, 2008

This book was SUCH a disappointment. I'd heard of the author, kept seeing the book around, and decided to give it a shot. It started out okay and got better as the story moved forward. Some of the period references got old (for example, instead of just mentioning rations, the author went on and on, describing the different ways this affected their lives), but I was willing to overlook that because I was drawn into the lives of the main characters. When I neared the end, I thought how much I was actually enjoying this book - and then the author went and wrote the absolute worst ending I have ever read in a book. Seriously. The ending absolutely ruined the book for me - it skipped forward in the future, robbing the reader of understanding WHY anything happened and HOW it happened, and it seemed like the author did not know how else to end it but wanted to surprise the readers. It completely ruined my opinion of the book. It just made me mad and did not make me ever want to read another thing by this author. I hate it when an ending is bad, but it's even worse when the ending is SO bad that it makes you forget all the good parts about the novel!
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Melissa Couldn't agree more! I felt the same - that the ending completely ruined the entire novel for me!

Anita " seemed like the author did not know how else to end it but wanted to surprise the readers..."

Exactly how I felt!!

Elizabeth Sulzby Totally worst ending with NO preparation for it.

Sarah Catherine Muth I was so angry about the ending I chucked the book out my bedroom door. It made no sense at all and was so out of character and poorly written... Like what the unpleasant.

Elizabeth Sulzby NOW I remember why I have not wanted to read any more of her books! Thanks for the reminder. This 2008 book was the last of hers that I have read.

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