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In the Fields by Willow Aster
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Jan 30, 2014

it was amazing

"I'm an open wound with her. I ooze and bleed. Scab over. Heal. She picks it open again. Scab. Heal. Scar." - The intense emotion in In The Fields mainly came from the maturity and unfortunate circumstances of the sweet, young main character, Caroline. Forced into a role far beyond her years, she adapts and then is forced to overcome the unimaginable, and what I loved most about the story is that she did it all so gracefully. She is a true, strong heroine.

"He leans down and kisses me, and every nook, chink, crack, fissure, cranny, fracture-crevice-that has been broken or dried up or closed off or frozen or dead...sparks back up in full, living, breathing color."- I love the imagery created in this story and the obstacles of prejudice that Caroline must overcome to be with her true love. It's beautiful, touching, well-written and a perfect time piece to enjoy with idioms like lily liver goat that completely captured me into this time period and location. I simply loved it.
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January 25, 2014 – Finished Reading
January 30, 2014 – Shelved

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