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Amanda/Miranda by Richard Peck
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Aug 03, 2012

it was ok
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Read from August 01 to 02, 2012

I originally read this book over 10 years ago when I was in elementary school because of the name "Amanda/Miranda." I recently found it at a book outlet for 50 cents and snatched it up, recalling how much I enjoyed the story as a little girl. Well... times change and I'm sad to say it wasn't as good as I remembered it. By simply looking at the cover and reading the blurb on the back, one would think this is a story about the sailing and ultimate sinking of the Titanic. The Titanic is in (maybe) three chapters. But that didn't bother me.

The unbelieveable characters didn't bother me, the switching POV didn't bother me, the lack of Titanic didn't bother me, the sped up sinking of the ship didn't bother me. The ending bothered me. It was so sudden and abrupt (literally in the middle of a conversation), for a moment, I thought I was missing the last page. I suppose if you're under twelve years old it's a great exciting read with romance, lies, and the destruction of the Titanic.

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Arielle I hate it when that happens! You love a book so much when you were younger and then you re-read it as an adult, and it doesn't quite seem as good or magical as it was the first time around.

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