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Umbilicus by Paula Gruben
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bookshelves: 2016, south-african-author, autobiographical, adoption

The subject matter is a serious one, and I did enjoy reading Umbilicus. However, I'm not quite sure how to voice what I want to say, but I was expecting more, wanted more, wanted to feel...more. At certain instances, I simply felt short-changed. Certain scenes could have been further developed, fleshed out, given me more of that gut-wrenching angst Charlotte must surely have been feeling. I felt like she didn't want to share too much of her pain, which kind of frustrated me. Overall, it was a good book.
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Reading Progress

August 10, 2016 – Started Reading
August 10, 2016 – Shelved
August 10, 2016 – Shelved as: 2016
August 10, 2016 – Shelved as: south-african-author
August 10, 2016 – Shelved as: autobiographical
August 10, 2016 – Shelved as: adoption
August 25, 2016 – Finished Reading
May 25, 2017 –
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