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The Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyn Mitchard
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Feb 06, 2010

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Upon reading the description of this book, I thought there is no way I could ever read it being a mother myself. However, I have to admit that as deranged as this will sound, that maybe if I did read it then I might learn how to prevent a child from becoming lost. Of course rationally I know better. I was also drawn to the book given that it was set in the mid-west and specifically Chicago, where I previously lived before having children. I like familiar settings. It was a tough read at times, especially the parts regarding the mother's emotional response to losing her son. Admittedly, I skipped ahead at times because I couldn't stand not knowing the outcome. Sometimes I felt like it was kind of carrying on too long or maybe went in a direction for a bit that I didn't quite get as to the relevance to the story. Overall I would recommend it. I would also recommend following it up with something more light-hearted!

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message 1: by Beth (new)

Beth I'm not sure I could read this book, sounds way too sad and scary to think about losing a child.

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