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These Things Hidden by Heather Gudenkauf
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May 22, 12

Read from March 17 to May 22, 2012

My basis of a good story depends on how it surprises the reader especially on how the story has ended. I failed to predict the ending and all the more the revelations shocked me. At first, it was a plain family oriented story which speaks more of parents-children relationships. And then went over to sweet childhood to sibling rivalry to growing pains and then eventually to young adult dealing with complex situations. Lies and deception took in as I went on every chapter of the story. Shocking revelations has ended this quite plain and simple beginning. Over all, this story is recommended especially to all parents. I never really understood well the Glenn's (Allison and Brynn's parents), they played very important role and accountable for what has happened to Allison ended up being pregnant and Brynn having the mental disorder that she has after the night she threw the baby in the river. I guess, Brynn has already been suffering from this disorder earlier on her childhood days. She has so much resentments, pains and insecurities. If the parents were there to listen to her, to guide her and to support her, she wouldn't end up having that severe disorder.
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Benilia I'm already starting to wonder what is the connection between the characters, Allison to Claire, Claire to Charm, Charm to the little boy name Joshua. If I can just read and finish it in just one sitting I probably would. I am really not into this genre about families and relationships and complex situations but this story made me change my mind...lets see how the story would give its twists and turns....


Kristine the simple beginning ended with a severe complexity.


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