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When I Lived in Modern Times by Linda Grant
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it was ok
bookshelves: female-author, major-female-character, reviewed

Like a lot of the other reviewers, I found this to be too didactic to really grip me. While the setting and period were extremely interesting, the protagonist was too insubstantial to offer much either as a stand-in for the reader learning about the conflicts and customs of the time and place, or as a character in her own right. There were flashes of something really fascinating, but overall it felt like a book that neither covered the complexity of the situation nor provided a plot that brought a huge level of entertainment to complement its historical details.

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Reading Progress

March 20, 2019 – Started Reading
March 20, 2019 – Shelved
March 23, 2019 –
March 24, 2019 –
March 26, 2019 – Finished Reading
March 30, 2019 – Shelved as: female-author
March 30, 2019 – Shelved as: major-female-character
March 30, 2019 – Shelved as: reviewed

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