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Pouting Always's review
Jul 09, 2017
Ruth has recently enrolled in Dalton, a school she couldn't otherwise afford and which is miles apart from her old school in Harlem. Despite her intelligence, Ruth finds it hard to gain acceptance from her peers due to her race and must learn to deal with the exclusion she now faces at school while still ensuring her mother think she's doing well. A short novella meant to introduce a character in Jodi Picoult's novel that came out around the same time. I havent read the novel so that might be why but I didn't really enjoy the novella. It felt like pointless and I'm sure that's only because I don't have the context of the book to fit it into. I liked the writing and the idea but it just ended abruptly and I felt like it was too short to really go anywhere. I'll give the book itself a try and then see, it might just be because it's meant to introduce a character from the book and not really stand alone.
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June 16, 2017 – Started Reading
June 16, 2017 – Shelved
July 9, 2017 – Finished Reading