Melanie Cusick-Jones's Reviews > Carry On

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
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Feb 04, 2017

it was ok
bookshelves: 2017, library-picks

DNF @ pg 145

I really hate not finishing books, but I was just finding this too hard to get into.

I really liked the Simon snippets in Fangirl and loved that book overall, but this just hasn't worked for me. I think if it was written as the 'proper' Simon Snow book, i.e. like Harry Potter, I would have found it easier to engage with the story and characters - but as it is written in the style of fanfic, there was just too much implied knowledge needed for me to enjoy this.

So, sorry, just not for me.
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Reading Progress

January 7, 2017 – Shelved
January 7, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017
January 12, 2017 – Started Reading
January 12, 2017 –
page 87
16.8%
January 15, 2017 –
page 108
20.85%
January 29, 2017 –
page 142
27.41% "Struggling a bit with this - it reads like fanfic of a world which I have no in-depth knowledge of to reflect back on. It's likened to Potter, but obviously isn't and so I've no 'cannon' to read this against. I hate not finishing books, but am not feeling this one at the moment."
February 4, 2017 – Finished Reading
February 5, 2017 – Shelved as: library-picks

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