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The Hiding Place by Trezza Azzopardi
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Aug 23, 11

Read in August, 2011

I couldn't decide whether to give this a three or a four star rating. I went with three stars, but it would be more accurate to say 3.5. Anyway, this is a very dark but well written book, and since I appreciate good writing, I enjoyed the book for that alone. The story reminded me of Angela's Ashes, but I liked it much more than I did that book.

The family in the story is very poor, and the mother can't cope with the horrible situation in which she finds herself with five daughters to care for and a gambling, irresponsible husband. Dolores, the youngest daughter, narrates most of the book, and at times I wasn't sure whose narration I was reading, which was confusing for me, but I still became emotionally involved with the characters. I actually cried at the end, which tells me I DID at least understand some of what I read.

This book is not for anyone who likes a book with a linear plot.
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