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I’m turning a corner here, Goodreaders. The old me would rate this book two stars and spend some time telling you how awful the book is and all the reasons I couldn’t stand it, etc.
But, that’s the old me.
I’m turning a corner. Turning over a new leaf. Doing a 180. Whatever.
At least for this review.
People I know, love, and respect really, really like this book. I completely get it, too. I absolutely understand how you could read this book and think it’s amazing and get all caught up in the sto
marked it as dnf
I very rarely put aside books after reading just a prologue and one chapter, but I cannot make myself suffer through any more of this. My stomach was coiling with dread each time I even thought about pushing through another 300+ pages of this overwritten prose.
I ate in the blunt way I had as a child—a glut of spaghetti, mossed with cheese. The nothing jump of soda in my throat.
I tended to the in-between spaces of other people’s existences, working as a live-in aide. Cultivating a genteel inv
it was amazing
Holy moly, I LOVED this one! My first 5-star book this year!
I’m a sucker for a female narrator talking about what she had to have, what she didn’t get, what she really meant, what she should have done. I like all that talking in the head. I make it sound sort of light and funny but there is nothing light or funny about 14-year-old Evie. She seems to be living a typically boring life when she sees a girl in the park…and an obsession begins. Her ordinary life hits the extraordinary, and pow, right