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The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe
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Jul 02, 2008

did not like it
bookshelves: didn-t_finish
Read in August, 2008

I got four chapters into this book, then gave up. It's facile and predictable.

In her 2005 foreword, Rona Jaffe said: "I was so proud of the fact that my publisher made no revisions except for grammar and spelling.... The book was published less than a year after I left my parents, got my own apartment, and began it." I think that sums up just about everything that's wrong with this book.

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message 2: by Barbara (new)

Barbara Love your review Marie!

message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

I completely disagree! Thats what makes this book so great. While the writing isn't Shakespeare or anything, she actually lived in the events, this was going on around her. It's predictable but only because this actually happened (obviously a likeness to this since its fiction)...people still read books on the Civil War even though the plot will always be the same.

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