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Slightly Suburban by Wendy Markham
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Jul 26, 2011

did not like it

** spoiler alert ** This was, by far, my least favorite book in the "Slightly..." series. I felt that this book served no real purpose. Tracey seemed even more neurotic, whiny and lost than she had in previous books and there was very little of what made the first book good--the other characters (Raphael, Kate, Buckley, Yvonne, Brenda & Latisha). I felt that most of this book was left open ended--I mean, what was the purpose of giving Tracey's mom an illness? What was the purpose of Stefania in general? What was the purpose of Stefania and Grandma's trip to Westchester? What was the purpose of Wilma's trip with Tracey to Brookside? And what was the purpose of the last chapter in general? It seemed like an, "Oh crap, I have to end the book and I just wasted over 200 pages whining about moving and not advancing the story, so...well, I'll throw a new friend here, a pregnancy there, and, voila! In 5 pages, the book has been all tied up." It just seemed...a waste of paper. Don't bother.
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