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Semi-Sweet by Roisin Meaney
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Sep 25, 11

it was ok
bookshelves: once-is-enough, ireland
Read from September 21 to 25, 2011, read count: 1

Ummmmm....you know I'm not sure what to write.
The cupcake store was a cute idea.
But I've gotta say that I was put off by the amount of people that the story was told through. There's the supposed 'main character' Hannah, her boyfriend-Patrick, her boy friend-Adam, her parents, her parents co-workers, her boyfriend's mistress, Adam's sister.....etc. It left me feeling attached to...no one.
I enjoyed reading the Irish words for different items, but might have felt more....'transported' if not only the vocabulary was in there, but the accents as well. It kind of felt like an American simply using Irish terms.
Although this review definitely has a negative tone, there must have been something that I was drawn to because, well...I finished the book and I'm not one to torture myself with a book I don't like. I'm just having a hard time putting my finger on exactly what it was that kept me reading.

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