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Sleep, Pale Sister by Joanne Harris
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Feb 18, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: on-the-shelf
read count: 7

I have read this book several times (I should probably just buy it for all the times I go to the library for it) and every time I notice something different. The first time I read it, I didn't really understand the storyline, because it requires you to pay close attention to details and everyone's history--not too difficult, in the long run.

The characters were just so different and interesting that I couldn't help but get sucked in by this book. Effie is so weak physically but she is spiritually one of the strongest characters I have ever read. She is constantly demeaned by her husband, strapped down by Victorian Society's strict rules. It is sad to see her husband lose his love for her when she reaches puberty.

The story is somewhat tragic, and leaves you with goosebumps. Harris is one of the best story-tellers I have come across, on the level of Neil Gaiman.

I loved this book, and I keep coming back for more.
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