Zhangran asked:

200 pages into the book, and the characters still feel remote. Is the book any good at all?

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Tracy Valentine Currently reading it, and I have to say no. The animal abuse is horrific and utterly disgusting. Yet Sara Gruen seems to LOVE it, because she lingers on those scenes for pages at a time. Struggling through this book full of horrible abuse and one-dimensional cardboard cutout characters has made me dislike her not only as a writer, but as a person.
Juonithz I liked the book but mainly for its premise and potential. I didn't really feel the love between the characters because they were so two dimensional.
Kristin Tonay I agree with Zhangran--I also think they remain flat after having finished the book.
Kate stick with it! I felt the same at the beginning but loved it in the end.
Rosanna This is exactly what is wrong! I couldn't put my finger on it, but the characters are remote in a big way.
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