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A Drowned Maiden's Hair by Laura Amy Schlitz
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** spoiler alert ** Maud, “plain, clever and bad” stays at The Barbary Asylum for Female Orphans. She is later adopted by the Hawthorn sisters, one of whom she immediately adores. At first, Maud enjoys life outside of the asylum, but soon starts to question the sister’s mysterious intentions. Eventually, Maud discovers the truth, which is, the Hawthorn sisters are phony mediums looking to con a rich lady out of her money. The book is about how far Maud is willing to go and what she is prepared to do to be loved.
In my opinion, the first part of the book describing Maud’s life in the orphanage is cliché, but after Maud leaves the asylum the plot starts to become more and more interesting. The characters have a good depth to them and not just black and white, The mysterious atmosphere also makes this book a page turner
This book is good, but not great. There are interesting parts; however, there are many gaps between these parts making the book boring at times. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys “A Series of Unfortunate Events” as they are similar in some ways.

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