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2013 Hub Reading Challenge check in #16

25 May

Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman

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I really wanted to love this books. I liked many things about it. The main character, Rory Hendrix, is very likable. She has a terrible life, but she’s resilient. Hassman’s description of the Calle gives the reader a real feel for the setting Rory lives in.

The problem for me was the writing. Don’t get me wrong, Hassman is a beautiful writer, but at times her creativity gets in the way of the story, and, in fact, seems more important to her than Rory’s story. As I read, I like to imagine the audience for a book. As good as the writing can be and as much as I like Rory, I think the audience for this book is small.

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