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Body Surfing by Anita Shreve
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Dec 24, 2008

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Read in December, 2008

If I could give 2.75 stars...... I'm going to give it 3 because I enjoy her style of writing. The book, well, it wasn't all it was hyped up to be. It kept me turning the pages even though I pretty much knew what was going to happen. My mom told me there were some pretty big twists, all which I predicted (which is disappointing-I love to be surprised!).

She didn't develop the characters as well as I would have liked. Why did Mrs. Edwards hate her so much? You can read into the fact that she and Mr Edwards really grew on each other and had a great relationship, but I would have liked to have seen deeper conversations between the 2 of them-then, how she treated him when she moved on, so frustrating! I get why she moved on, but I was disappointed how she just wrote off the entire family.......

She could have done a much better job with character description-not too much depth. But, over all, a good read over the Christmas season when I have to put down and pick up numerous times throughout a 4 day period! I'm mixed, I like her style of writing, it's so smooth and easy to read, but she needs to give more depth!

I'm going to give The Pilot's Wife a chance.....then, I'll probably move onto another author.
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message 1: by Tasha (new)

Tasha Can' wait to hear your review... it looks like they have been pretty mixed so far.

Diane Will I hope you enjoyed Pilot's Wife, this was the first one of Anita I read.

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