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The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
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I really wanted to like this book but I am having a really tough time staying engaged with it. I am going to put it aside for a few months and see if I have a better experience with it at another time.

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Reading Progress

October 15, 2015 – Shelved
October 15, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
April 13, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
October 9, 2016 – Shelved as: own-paper
Started Reading
May 29, 2017 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Peg (new) - rated it 3 stars

Peg Bradley So, I finally finished this book. It was a selection for my book group or I don't think I would have made it to the end. I got stuck again around the middle.

I am glad I finished this but I did not love it. There are perhaps too many characters with none of them being developed to the point where I could engage with them. My favorite was Lelah. By the second half of the book she was more well drawn and relateable than the others. Her flaws seemed real and I found myself rooting for her to beat her addiction and find a loving relationship.

No one in my bookgroup gave this book a high rating. We all found ourselves wondering why it was such a critical success.

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