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Anne's IntermittentroPolis

I prefer to keep my reviews short but I can't guarantee them to be sweet. I don't mind discussing, analyzing, or raving but I'm just an inherently lazy writer/reviewer.

Currently reading

The Turn of the Screw
Henry James, Philip Horne, David Bromwich
Across a Star-Swept Sea
Diana Peterfreund
The Dream Thieves
Maggie Stiefvater
If I Stay - Gayle Forman 3.5 stars-- I didn't expect myself to tear a little because I knew the gist of it. Girl, lone survivor of tragic car crash. That sounds typical, right? Sad, but accidents happen all the time. You wouldn't think but there were so many affected in such a situation and Mia had 20 visitors, TWENTY! Hell, if I ended up in a coma (not that I want to, of course) probably only 5 people would be there.
I normally hate when books do flashbacks but the way it was written gave a distorted sense of time and moved things along at a leisurely pace. I love the characters and their fully fleshed out personalities and flaws. None of them are perfect and we love them for it. The writing needs a little work but I'm definitely reading Where She Went. I heard it's so much more better so I'll be looking forward to it.