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His Favorites by Kate Walbert
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it was ok
bookshelves: 2018-reads

I thought this was going to a winner for me. I love the plot- a 15 year old girl accidentally kills her best friend, her parents marriage tanks, and she finds herself at a boarding school where an English teacher preys upon his favorites.

But I found the writing style stiff and jumpy. So much is left unsaid, unexplained. For such a short book, it gets bogged down by long sentences and constant detours.

It is a short read, so if you like Walberts writing style, then you may very well enjoy this. I just never connected with Jo, and with all she went through, I really should have.
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Reading Progress

May 16, 2018 – Started Reading
May 16, 2018 – Shelved
May 16, 2018 – Shelved as: 2018-reads
May 17, 2018 – Finished Reading

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Abbey Yes. It read very woodenly, and I hated how it jumped around from Stephanie, to Hawthorne, to Cynthia and back. I only kept reading to see how it ended, and it ended dull.


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Charles Howard Not a romance which seems to be your preference. It is timely and excellent. If you haven’t had a #metoo moment then you are one of the lucky ones.


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