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Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman - 3.75 stars - I thought the story was appropriately dark. What I wanted as a reader that I did not get was a different point of view. Yet, I think the author was specifically drawn to Seth's father for the narrator and I have to respect that.
The Roundhouse by Louise Erdrich - 4.5 stars - I am coming to believe that the narrator can make or break a story. Erdrich did a fabulous job staying in character as the 13 year old boy, Joe. Joe tells the story of his mother's rape and the aftermath of losing his mother emotionally. The book also dishes up justice succulently.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - 5 stars - Again, it's all about the narration. This is a sad story that you will think you have figured out from the first pages, but you won't. As an adult writer, I think it must be very hard to write a realistic teenage story, but John Green does it well. Not at anytime did I find myself not believing the story. It will be one of my best reads for 2013.
Indiscretion by Charles Dubow - 4 stars - This is a story of an affair that should never have happened told by an unreliable narrator, Walter. This had all the makings of a 5 star book except for the ending. It was a "try hard" ending and I thought the author spent too much time on what could have happened.
Autobiography of Us by Aria Beth Sloss - 3 stars - You can read my review HERE
what i am reading
Call the Midwife: Shadows of the Workhouse by Jennifer Worth - So far, so-so. This may be less about delivering babies and more about the history of workhouses in Victorian England.
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Wherever my mood takes me...