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The Sign for Drowning by Rachel Stolzman
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it was ok

I really, really wanted to like this book. And it started out really promising! I have a soft spot for adoptive mother stories, being adopted myself, and I was really interested in the dynamic between Anna and Adrea. Unfortunately, after about 20% of the book...that stops being the point. It felt very much like the author just had too much they wanted to say. So instead of writing a longer book and spreading out their message with an actual plotline and character development, they just condensed it down to 200 pages and skipped any plot whatsoever.

The entire book is introspection and memory re-hashing. There is very, very little on screen forward movement.

There's no doubt the author can write. But for me, here, they just didn't tell a story.

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Reading Progress

July 10, 2015 – Shelved
July 10, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
August 3, 2015 – Started Reading
August 3, 2015 – Finished Reading

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