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Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield
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Jul 20, 2012

it was ok
Read from July 19 to 20, 2012

This wasn't a bad book, really. The writing had a tendency to get repetitive, with lists of sentences saying the same thing in slightly different ways. That sort of thing can work for dramatic effect/to drive a point home sometimes, but not once per (short) chapter - it felt like a TV show that always ends with a "poignant" voice over on what it is to live in a small town. The dark side of small towns isn't exactly new material, and the author didn't really succeed in adding much. Occasionally, though, the sentences were as beautiful as they were trying to be. The characters felt more like types than people (ohh, the wounded high school dropout), but they also had their moments. This is the author's first book, and I think she'll improve as she writes more, but Amelia Anne was just ok.
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