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Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris
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May 06, 2009

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This was not a bad book. It was quite a good book. I read it in nearly a single sitting. I think this even as I give it a three star rating. Not because I though that the writing was bad or the story meandered off course. No I gave it a lower rating because I was disappointed in Sookie. I was disappointed that there seemed to be no choice in anything that happened to her. Nothing she did was going to change the outcome of any event within the book. This saddened me.

I've always loved Sookie's thought process and determination to be a good person even when the choices she made were poor. This book held none of that charm for me. It was as if the wrench had been thrown in the engine and all we could see was the fallout. No fixing, no tinkering to get a longer live span. Just dead and gone. In all the previous books I've seen Sookie as a hero and a survivor. A take charge and fix it kind of girl. Yet in this book she spends over half the time waiting to be protected and later rescued. Then she admits she's broken and seems to give up. Give in to all that has happened as if she's to tired to go on. It hurt. It hurt to read. I wanted to cry by the end of the book. The only thing that gave me hope was Eric. Then Bill had to go and try to be the hero for Sookie. As if he hadn't already burned that bridge. I will wait for the next book in hopes that the Sookie I've known through the previous books comes back. Takes a stand against herself and says "I'm not giving up."
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Sonya Good review. You articulated how I felt about Sookie's actions in this book.

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