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You Are My Only by Beth Kephart
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Oct 09, 11

it was ok
Read from October 01 to 02, 2011

2.5 stars

This was an interesting look at the life of those dealing with a kidnapping. I’ve never thought of what life would be like if a loved one went missing, and I think Kephart does a phenomenal job really reaching into the mind of a frantic mother. Although Emmy was somewhat annoying on multiple occasions, her reactions, to me, seem valid. She is almost psychotic in a way, causing her to make bad choices, which was irksome, but made my truly feel sorry for her. Although I wasn’t able to connect with her on a deeper level, I think her character is, in fact, very real.

I enjoyed Sophie’s story much more than Emmy’s. Emmy’s story was completely depressing, but Sophie’s was a little bit lighter. Sophie is now at an age where she begins to question things around her; to crave attention from others, and watching her slowly pull away from her overprotective “mother” was interesting. However, it was a very slow process, and at times I found myself yelling at Sophie to get it done and over with. I do understand her trepidation, especially as she was brought up to fear others, but, truth be told, I found this a little draining as Sophie took such a long time making her decisions...

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10/02/2011 page 100
39.0% "Hmmm..."
10/02/2011 page 175
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Mickey Reed I'm interested in seeing why you didn't enjoy it that much. I'm going to read that one soon.

A Book Vacation Mickey wrote: "I'm interested in seeing why you didn't enjoy it that much. I'm going to read that one soon."

I didn't really connect with the characters. I can see where they are coming from, but they weren't my favorite. It was a little slow building up to the climax.

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