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Swamplandia! by Karen Russell
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Jan 08, 2012

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Read in January, 2012

The writing was beautiful and I loved reading about the swamps of South Florida - I could picture the foliage in my mind - and I love coming of ages stories, but this book about a family who runs an alligator-wrestling park that falls apart after the death of their mother and show's superstar just didn't do it for me. It wasn't horrible and I completed the book; I found it compelling, but at some point, the overall plot points didn't ring true although the emotions of a family falling to pieces did strike a chord.

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