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message 1: by April (new)

April Finally, someone else who wasn't impressed by what I found to be very mediocre, scattered writing.


message 2: by Jenna (new)

Jenna Her Dad pushed her when he found out she was pregnant.


message 3: by Claudette (new)

Claudette I agree with you. Although I found the book beautifully written, it didn't engage me as much as I felt it should.


message 4: by Teresa (new)

Teresa It's true that the imagery is reminiscent of bygone times, but that's not because it's unrealistic, it's because there's poverty and segregation that exists in the south that many people don't even know still exists. The author grew up in a town much like the one she describes.


message 5: by Alison (new)

Alison Aren't most teen girls a "juxtaposition of contradictions"? I think that's why she's so believable.


message 6: by Ellen (new)

Ellen B I found the characters confusing too. The descriptions were good, but something was still missing.


KC Girlfriends Book Club I didn't think that the characters were fully developed at all and felt that the author was writing in a different era but in modern times. I just don't think that the author gave enough description in order to make me feel one way or the other about the characters.


message 8: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Not all trees get uprooted in a hurricane and there was no whirlpool, just flooding and wind.


message 9: by Rachael (new)

Rachael Schuler I agree with you completely.


message 10: by Jenel (new)

Jenel If you have ever been in a Hurricane or seen its immediate aftermath in person the scene in the tree makes perfect sense.


message 11: by Rita (new)

Rita Jing, you would find it enlightening to read a number of other novels -- and memoirs -- written by African Americans. There are whole other social worlds out there that you are unfamiliar with, waiting for you to discover.


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