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The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel

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Very enjoyable, well written, a lovely story, funny and touching and sad. I loved it. Don't be put off by the first few pages, it takes a few letters to get into it, but once you do, you're hooked. It's wonderful.
La Cabaña: Donde la Tragedia Se Encuentra Con la Eternidad

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I thought the idea of the book was really great - the whole idea of the Trinity, the characters of each "person", and the way they helped him get over (as if one can) the death of his daughter.But it is SO badly written ! I hope the author doesn't read this or take it too personally, because it's just my personal opinion, but I found the writing just awful. If someone did a wordcheck for "Jesus grinned", I think there would be hundreds.So great idea, poor execution.
Pretty Girl In Crimson Rose

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This is a brilliant book, combining his passion for the uniquely British crosswords with his wonderings about cultural identity and sense of self. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and learned a lot about puns, anagrams and clues.
We Need to Talk About Kevin

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Fantastic writing, incredible insight into family dynamics. The only thing that makes me give it 4 stars and not 5 is the difficult subject matter, and an end that blows you away so badly you have a hard time sleeping. But it's a great book !!!
The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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Wonderful book. I can't believe any school would ban it. It's well-written and the end is quite stunning. I know that kids in wilderness programs for emotional problems read it and discuss it, since it touches on just about all the issues that teens can have, in school and at home.
Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette

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Fascinating story, terrible writing. I almost stopped reading it several times because it's just so overwrought and the metaphors are so downright bizarre.
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