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"Reading this with my 8-year-old. It's her first time reading it and she said she really liked the first chapter even though it's really sad. I got all choked up during the last paragraph because there's a newly orphaned and wounded baby abandoned on a porch. (Last time I read this I wasn't a mother, therefore not likely to get emotional about fictional orphans)." Nov 15, 2011 06:41PM

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I wasn't particularly impressed with this story at first. The writing was at times sort of clunky, the story had a disjointed feel to it. Characters excepted strange occurrences in the blink of an eye and didn't ask many questions. However as the ...more
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