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The Girl Who Stopped Swimming by Joshilyn Jackson
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Feb 27, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: audible

I enjoyed "gods in Alabama," and this sounds dynamite!


The book was going to get 3 stars until the last 60 or so pages. It completely fell apart for me. The author read the audiobook, and she was dynamic. But it wasn't enough to save the book when it veered in a pretty ridiculous direction. Maybe if Jackson would have kept the focus on the main relationships and simply had the drowned girl as a backdrop to the events that followed, it would have worked better. But it became a silly murder mystery and the ending....blech....terrible.


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Reading Progress

February 27, 2008 – Shelved
October 1, 2009 – Shelved as: audible
October 2, 2009 –
page 150
October 3, 2009 –
page 220
October 5, 2009 –
page 225
October 7, 2009 –
page 250
Started Reading
October 8, 2009 –
page 275
October 8, 2009 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Pam (new) - rated it 4 stars

Pam I really liked this.

message 2: by Ami (new) - added it

Ami This one is on my TBR shelf. Looking forward to it because I really liked "gods in Alabama", too.

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