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Here on Earth by Alice Hoffman
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Dec 26, 2010

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Read on December 26, 2010

I read this book in one day, mostly while sitting in the bathtub while watching snow fall from the sky, drinking hot chocolate. I was all the way to page 110 when I realized that I had already read this one. This does not bode well, I usually remember a good book well within the first chapter of accidently starting it again. I found it hard to stay in the story because it is written in present tense. Something about that felt "fake" and kept me too aware that I was reading a story, instead of getting absorbed in. Some of the writing is really good and some of it is painfully bad and riddled with cliches. I kept wavering between two and three stars. Since the experience of being snowed in on a day in December to read was so enjoyable, I decided to be kind to the book and bump it up to three. It was an enjoyable read overall.

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