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Oh My Stars by Lorna Landvik
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Apr 11, 09

Read in April, 2009

I'm giving this book a 3 because the characters were complex, colorful, and memorable, and some of the writing really painted a picture for me. Lorna did a good job of making some of the scenes really come alive. The whole concept of a lost soul being saved by complete strangers really captivated me too. I just read some other peoples reviews and noticed that some of you felt the characters were unrealistic. I didn't feel that way at all. Violet Mathers may be a bit unusual, but certainly not unrealistic. By the middle of the book, I felt like she could've been somebody I've come across in my everyday life,- it's really amazing to think about all of the stories each person you meet has, and that's what this book got me thinking about most of all.

My problem with it is that it moved too slowly, and there never seemed to be a climax. Every time I thought something was finally going to happen (in particular, between she and Kjel), nothing did. After awhile, it was really hard to get through it, and I felt like I was only reading just to get to the end so I could start something else. I found myself wondering how the author was able to drag it out as she did; I can't imagine writing something like this and enjoying it. It just felt unnecessarily lengthy and by the time it got to the ending, it felt like Lorna just tied it up really quickly, as though she'd finally gotten tired of it.

That being said, I did like how the story itself ended. I didn't predict it at all, and it was wonderful to see such a broken, fragile character find happiness and strength.
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