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The Whipping Club by Deborah Henry
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Feb 22, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: firstreads-giveaway-books-i-won, okay-fiction

What should have been a gripping and emotional journey was difficult to get involved. I wanted to root for the characters and the horrible situation they were in (not being able to get their own child out of an orphanage in Ireland), but I couldn't find myself caring. I didn't like any of the characters, including the children which is odd. I have a ten-year-old daughter and the ten-year-old character seemed five in some situations and 16 in others. While I believe that the happenings in this novel probably were true and the injustice in this is staggering, I needed it to feel real.

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