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A Ticket to Ride by Paula McLain
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Nov 09, 2008

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It took a while for this book to get going. The beginning chapters are very detailed with a poetic writing style. It got to be a bit annoying. It's not surprising that this novel is poetic-like as she does have her MFA in poetry and has written poetry collections.
I also found myself getting irritated with the main character and her inability to be herself and stand up for herself.
The book is about a young girl who is now living with her uncle (after living with her grandparents) as her mother was in no shape to be raising a child. Her cousin, who is the same age, comes to also stay with them for the summer as she is quite the trouble maker back at home. The two girls get into trouble near the end of the book and it takes the main character forever to realize her cousin for who she really is and actually do something about it.

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