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Another Piece of My Heart by Jane Green
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Apr 26, 2012

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bookshelves: women-s-fiction
Read from April 26 to 27, 2012

The first part of the book sets up Andi as the perfect, understanding heroine and Emily as the devil stepdaughter. The second part is largely told from Emily's POV so the reader comes to feel a small amount of empathy for the tough childhood that led to the horrible behavior. Meanwhile, Ethan comes across as weak-willed and passive until almost the end of the book, making it difficult to understand why his wife and daughter would fight over him. Several secondary characters are briefly explored, then dropped. Frankly, the character I felt the most empathy towards was the younger sister, Sophia, who had to be the perfect, rational one in the family. She is going to need some serious therapy when she grows up.

Despite the many weaknesses, I found Another Piece of My Heart to be a quick, compulsive read. I haven't really loved any of Jane Green's books since she left behind Chick Lit for Women's Fiction, but I keep picking up her books anyway, hoping she'll regain her former excellence.

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