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The Distance Between Me and the Cherry Tree by Paola Peretti
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This is about a little girl who is slowly going blind. It is written from her point of view and tells the story of the months following her diagnosis and how she feels about what is happening to her.

The book is well written and easy to read. I usually enjoy reading a child's point of view, and this was no different. She also writes in a journal, which is a good way to give a insight into what she is thinking and feeling.

The characters were unusual and this added much needed depth to the book. I think the author has tried to surround the main character with friends and family as unique as she seems to be. This diverse little bunch was the highlight of the book for me. They brought some much needed colour which would otherwise have been lacking.

Although the plot is an interesting one and the book is very emotional at times, it was missing some depth for me. It is at some points very sad, but it was quite short and I felt it only scratched the surface the story that could have been told. There could have been more character development, and it would have been more interesting to have points of view of her parents or other people to give a deeper meaning to what was happening.

This was an enjoyable book, but it was a fleeting enjoyment and didn't leave much of a mark.
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Reading Progress

March 20, 2018 – Shelved
March 20, 2018 – Shelved as: readers-first
March 20, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
April 5, 2018 – Started Reading
April 6, 2018 – Finished Reading

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