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April & Oliver by Tess Callahan
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Jul 28, 2009

it was ok
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Read in August, 2009

This book was pretty good, but I don't feel like I could recommend it to people. It covers some rough subject matter--sexual abuse and generally abusive/unhealthy relationship patterns. It's well-written, and some passages are really wonderful.

I don't usually discriminate against books because of subject matter if they cover it well, but there's something about this book that leaves me feeling uncomfortable. I think that I just don't trust the characters to really change in the end. They have hurt each other for so many years that the one sentence hint at a happy ending doesn't instill any faith in my mind that they will ultimately grow out of that habit.
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