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Forgiven by Janet Fox
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Nov 20, 2011

bookshelves: could-not-finish, ya-fiction, read-in-2011

This was overwritten. The writing in terms of description reminded me a lot of what Saundra Mitchell does, but here it never actually added to the story and instead, took me completely out of the story and frustrated me.

The book is first person, but Kula refers to herself in third person for no real reason. And the passage of time is bizarre. The first three chapters are over the course of two days, but chapter four suddenly covers 6 months of time.

I had no connection nor investment here at all. Kind of sad because this is a time period I love and the idea is one I love but the execution just never happened.

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11/20/2011 page 25
9.0% "Finding this overwritten."

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Trish Doller I felt the same. I stopped reading because I could not connect.

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