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May 2018 - New Zealand > Chapter 11 - 20

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message 1: by Melanie (new)

Melanie | 338 comments Mod
Thoughts on the middle part

message 2: by Marie (new)

Marie (marieemonaghan) | 59 comments I've just finished chapter 20. I am still enjoying the book, but there is something preventing me from thoroughly engaging with it.

I think the different narrative voices are indistinct, and have on several occasions found myself having to double-check whether Oriwia or Aki or Daniel is talking. And unfortunately I think I am quite unconvinced by Oriwia and Chappy's relationship. I don't really believe in their love or understand why they married in the first place. It's strange, because I seem to have a much more vivid sense of the peripheral characters - I am enjoying learning about the Krauss family, Paa and Dorothea, the community in Hawaii.

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Melanie | 338 comments Mod
Ah see I really enjoyed that section and I have totally bought into this story.

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