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Peony in Love by Lisa See
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Dec 07, 2011

did not like it
bookshelves: dnf

** spoiler alert ** I forgot that I once attempted to read this until I was browsing the shelves at the bookstore today. And I picked it up to remember why I never finished, and then it hit me--it made me very angry!

The first 75 pages are so beautifully written, and develop this story intermixed with Chinese culture, and it just pulls you right in. But then it just got a little too weird for me when she died and there was still 200 pages to go! And I just couldn't bring myself to read any more after that--despite the beauty of the language. I just couldn't read another page.

I am sure that the book is good, but I just couldn't handle it at all. And it's not just because it dealt with life after death, because I loved The Lovely Bones just fine. This book just angered me so much that she died so soon that I just couldn't read it anymore.

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05/14/2014 marked as: dnf

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