Dec 21, 11
Read in December, 2011
This was just too much story for the length. I do not know the author's usual style of writing, but since she has had many books published, I assume she is not usually so awkward a storyteller. The conversation between Carrie Sue and Thad in the first chapter was not natural as they unloaded their back stories on the reader.
It was also bothersome to me that the author referred to Carrie Sue as "the redhead" several times when it was not significant to that part of the story or when she would describe such things as Carrie Sue breaking through the impenetrable ice on the water trough.
I will say that it seemed it would have been much more interesting in a longer format.