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A Girl on the Shore by Inio Asano
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it was ok
bookshelves: 2016

2 1/2 stars.

I wanted to like this book. I really did. It's beautiful, for one thing. I thought that once I moved beyond the underage sex component of the book that there would be this gleaming jewel of a story. Instead, it feels like a gem never polished or refined. The book gets so wrapped up in its gratuitous sex scenes that it forgets to tell a coherent story, and the end rushes through any of the major character break-throughs.

I'll summarize with spoilers below, just in case you don't want to waste your time on this one.
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The problem I have with the whole thing is that it's REALLY close to being an emotionally impactful, beautiful story, and then sort of loses its own train of thought. I just wanted more from it, delivered with slightly less sex.
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Reading Progress

May 23, 2016 – Started Reading
May 23, 2016 – Finished Reading
May 24, 2016 – Shelved
May 24, 2016 – Shelved as: 2016

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