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The End of Our Story by Meg Haston
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Initial thoughts: The End of Our Story ranks among the books I've had the most difficulty rating. The prose is beautiful and well-crafted, which engaged me throughout the book, even when I became uncomfortable with the plot and characters. My discomfort diverged between irritation at double standards and dealing with the complexities of domestic violence.

It didn't sit well with me that one count of cheating (rightly) came with repercussions, but on another count was romanticised. That irked me so much, especially because of the gender disparity that come with it. That made me want to go with 1 star.

On the flip side, the complexities of domestic violence were difficult to grapple with because of the pain the characters involved went through. That part was worked through so well on a myriad of fronts, that for that, I would've gone with 4 or maybe even 5 stars. In the end, I decided to go with the middle ground to give weight to both.
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Reading Progress

October 14, 2017 – Started Reading
October 14, 2017 – Shelved
October 14, 2017 – Shelved as: format-audiobooks
October 14, 2017 – Shelved as: target-young-adult
October 14, 2017 – Shelved as: genre-contemporary
October 14, 2017 – Shelved as: published-2017
October 14, 2017 – Shelved as: text-fiction
October 14, 2017 – Shelved as: murder
October 14, 2017 – Shelved as: cheating
October 14, 2017 – Shelved as: death
October 14, 2017 – Shelved as: funerals
October 14, 2017 – Shelved as: friendship
October 14, 2017 – Shelved as: single-parenthood
October 14, 2017 – Shelved as: writers-american
October 14, 2017 – Shelved as: domestic-violence
October 14, 2017 – Shelved as: grief
October 14, 2017 – Shelved as: abuse
October 14, 2017 – Shelved as: family-problems
October 14, 2017 – Shelved as: alcoholism
October 14, 2017 – Shelved as: siblinghood
October 15, 2017 – Shelved as: family
October 15, 2017 – Shelved as: violence
October 15, 2017 – Shelved as: secrets
October 15, 2017 – Shelved as: lies
October 15, 2017 – Shelved as: read-2017
October 15, 2017 – Shelved as: zzz-read-2017-10
October 15, 2017 – Shelved as: betrayal
October 15, 2017 – Shelved as: genre-romance
October 15, 2017 – Shelved as: mothers-and-daughters
October 15, 2017 – Shelved as: 3-stars
October 15, 2017 – Finished Reading

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