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Split by Swati Avasthi
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Jan 01, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: audiobook-2011, dark-contemp, writing-learn, male-pov, favorites, audiobooks, own

This book is heart-tearing awesomeness. A dark, harsh, raw and powerful story of abuse told from a impeccably done male pov. I barely have words for how much I loved this book. Because it's disturbing and vivid, and almost palpable. Every scene had so much more involved, so much emotion, so many back-conflicts. It's a story about what happens when you survive an abusive home. Very few books deal with the after. After the problem. After it all fell apart. After you got out. It was so hard to read while consciously trying NOT to put myself in Jace's shoes. (Yes, I had an abusive father.) It was very hard to see things through his perspective. Because you can perfectly understand everything that he does, even if you don't want to or don't agree with it.

I've always loved dark realistic fiction, and specially love blunt authors who don't sugarcoat hard issues. This is a dark learning experience that has the potential to stir up feelings you can't even place. The writing was absolutely wonderful and matched the depth and brilliance of the story and characters perfectly. Every single character felt unique and wonderfully multidimensional in an utterly realistic way.

Overall it's an outstanding piece of literature so graphic and well-done, so perfectly thought and developed, and with such a great story to tell that it needs to be widely read.
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Reading Progress

January 1, 2010 – Shelved
March 26, 2011 – Started Reading
March 26, 2011 – Shelved as: audiobook-2011
March 26, 2011 – Shelved as: dark-contemp
March 26, 2011 –
page 113
40.36% "wow"
March 29, 2011 –
page 183
March 29, 2011 –
page 218
77.86% "Oh, my! *gulp*"
March 30, 2011 – Finished Reading
May 23, 2011 – Shelved as: writing-learn
May 23, 2011 – Shelved as: male-pov
May 23, 2011 – Shelved as: favorites
August 11, 2011 – Shelved as: audiobooks
November 13, 2011 – Shelved as: own

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Odell Ferrell Overall, this novel is great It is a powerful, and can mean a lot to many. The novel is mainly about brothers coming together to help each other get pass there past. The two brothers worked as a team. The story has little romance but the little it does have is very important. It brings a lot of things to the plot and makes the book a bit more interesting. This novel shows a lot of hope and determination. The type of stuff that happens in the novel is real life. Many people in the world today can relate to this today. This is a world issue and the author put in a book and did an amazing job.

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