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Bowlaway by Elizabeth McCracken
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What would you like for your birthday, Grandma? Oh, nothing, she would say. Or, I’ll love anything you give me. A lie. Since childhood she’d only ever wanted one thing: a box filled with a substance she couldn’t imagine that would change her life.

The language in this book just took my breath away. Elizabeth McCracken’s gift with words kept me reading . . . but the story didn’t do anything for me at all. “Sweeping and enchanting” the description says. Hmmm. I’d go with “sprawling and quirky” myself.

It took me quite a long time to get into the flow of the story. Once I got there, I kept reading – but it took me days to get through the first section! (I didn’t think I was going to make it through, but I did.)

Not really recommended – although probably worth it if you love clever word play and sentences that take your breath away.

(Interesting to find out that the molasses flood was a REAL event!!!)
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Reading Progress

January 16, 2019 – Shelved
January 16, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
March 1, 2019 – Started Reading
March 7, 2019 – Finished Reading

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