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Winter Town by Stephen Emond
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Dec 13, 11

bookshelves: arc, read-n-reviewed
Read from December 11 to 13, 2011

Ok so this is more like 2.5 stars so I just slapped a two on it. I really wish you could give half stars on here.


This book just didn't turn out quite how I expected it. I mean when I read the premise I was so excited to be offered and ARC from Little Brown Books for review. Straight laced boy meets up with an old childhood friend that happens to be heavy on the black hair dye, and and she's even got a nose ring? Yes Please!

Unfortunately that's about where it stopped for me. I really wanted to like this book. So much so that I stuck by it and read it until the very end hoping that there would be this big Ta Da moment, but that never came. I think the worst part for me was that the story itself wasn't bad...it had potential to be really good, but it was the writing style. It just felt bland and choppy and slow and dry.

Did you notice how many times I use AND in that sentence? Yea that's how this book it written. That alone drove me bananas. The run-on sentences was a big part of the bland. I kept imagining a very monotone voice the entire time. Still I couldn't help but keep reading, waiting for it to all turn around...and while it did get slightly better there towards the end it flat lined again. It had a very Dear John kind of ending which drove me nuts.

So sadly I have to say this book wasn't for me:(
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12/11/2011 page 89
26.0% "So it's not bad...but I'm just not connecting with it so far:(" 3 comments

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Greta is Erikasbuddy Dang! I was soo excited about reading it and i really wanted to and I guess I won't know cuz it sounds like a flop and I'm happy I didn't waste my time ;)

And awesome review ;)

Darkfallen Yes yes I took one for the team:( lol

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