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Keeper by Kathi Appelt
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I am just not the reader for this book. I hesitate to even give it a star rating because I know that my opinion of it is shaped by my appreciation of it rather than any sort of objective rating.

I liked:
the relationships

I disliked:
the prose
the structure (the alternating chapters)

I bet if it had been the same story with a different writing style, I would be waving it around and trying to get everyone I know to read it. But really, I disliked it for the same reasons that I disliked The Underneath -- faux-folksy language, overwritten, rhymy, heavy-handed poetical prose -- and I think that this is most likely a book for adults. I'd love to be proven wrong, however! In fact, I have a reader in mind that I'd like to hand this to, and I will update my review as soon as I get it in her hands and hear her response...

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