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message 1: by Celine (new)

Celine Ah yes, after Dangerous Girls most things will disappoint, haha. It sucks that it turned out like this... It sounds like cliché after cliché. Thanks for the warning, as I will most definitely not be reading this!


message 2: by Amelia (new)

Amelia K BLEH. Staying away from this then


message 3: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Amelia, Celine, I'd advise you to give it a try. I think what is truly cliche her is a superficial reading of a societal critique. The author assumes that there will be some critical thinking on the part of the reader. It's called engaged reading - creating an intellectual dialogue between the reader and the author. Yes, there are other murder mysteries in the world. Judge for yourself.


message 4: by Melanie (new)

Melanie Celine (The Book Shimmy) wrote: "Ah yes, after Dangerous Girls most things will disappoint, haha. It sucks that it turned out like this... It sounds like cliché after cliché. Thanks for the warning, as I will most definitely not b..."

When I finished Dangerous Girls, I couldn't read anything else properly because I was so shocked.


message 5: by Melanie (new)

Melanie Lauren wrote: "Amelia, Celine, I'd advise you to give it a try. I think what is truly cliche her is a superficial reading of a societal critique. The author assumes that there will be some critical thinking on th..."

I understood why Sarah Alderson had done what she did in the end however I just did not find it reasonable for a four year old to be rattling off with those words. However I'm quite sure the amount of romance in this book does not relate to how I interpreted the book. You can't call me cliche for sharing an opinion of a book. Still, thanks for your opinion, I see why you said what you said.


message 6: by Lauren (new)

Lauren I love that you're reading and sharing your opinions, and you do a very thorough job, and clearly influence many of your peers. Thanks Melanie, for your opinion too. Sarah's writing usually has a fare dose of romance, so that should have been no surprise. I think sometimes authors use cliches as a literary device, when they are trying to make a comment about society. I think cliche was properly used. Here's the definition:
a trite phrase or expression; also : the idea expressed by it
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: a hackneyed theme, characterization, or situation
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: something (as a menu item) that has become overly familiar or commonplace


message 7: by Jasprit (new)

Jasprit I'm so sorry that you weren't able to enjoy this Melanie, I hope you end up enjoying your next read more!


message 8: by Melanie (new)

Melanie Lauren wrote: "I love that you're reading and sharing your opinions, and you do a very thorough job, and clearly influence many of your peers. Thanks Melanie, for your opinion too. Sarah's writing usually has a f..."

Yes, I see where you are getting at. However I found a 4 year old saying such words just too over-the-top for me, unfortunately.


message 9: by Melanie (new)

Melanie Jasprit wrote: "I'm so sorry that you weren't able to enjoy this Melanie, I hope you end up enjoying your next read more!"

Thanks Jasprit <3 It was kinda hard to get through


message 10: by Julie (new)

Julie Yes so many of my thoughts. I didn't even finish it :(


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