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Hard Times by Blayne Cooper
Hard Times by Blayne Cooper
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Book Description, 21 Dec 2007
Years ago, Lorna Malachi, a frightened teenager, was plunged into a nightmare called Blue Ridge Women's Correctional Facility. Terrified and desperate to belong, she sold her soul one piece at a time. She survived to sit atop the ever-shifting trash heap of prison society.

Lorna has learned the hard way not to trust anyone, particularly penal system virgins like Kellie Holloway, her unrepentant new cellmate. But Kellie's pride and cluelessness guarantee that without help, she won't last long.

Together, Kellie and Lorna navigate through an oppressive, hidden world where the lines between right and wrong blur, sexual passion is forbidden but explosive, and love is the… Read more
Mary, Mary by James Patterson
Mary, Mary by James Patterson
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre, at best!, 21 Feb 2007
James Patterson is on the slippery slide downhill. I only bought this because it was an Alex Cross story. I had sworn after reading the co-authored books with Gross and Paetro that I would not buy any more but as this one was written solo I thought I'd give it a go.

Some of his old style and flair was evident for the first three-quarters of the novel and I was engrossed but then it seemed to go pear-shaped. The ending was a complete let-down.
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A lovely take on Heaven, 27 July 2006
This is a lovely book, but then I love books about Heaven and what it could be like. If you liked Lovely Bones or The Five People You Meet in Heaven this is in the same vein. There is always a moral or some lesson to be learnt.

The story is about 15 year old Liz who is killed before her time and ends up in Elsewhere (heaven?) where she is taken in by her grandmother and educated in the ways of Elsewhere. She is fluent in 'Dog' and gets a dream job. She starts getting younger and younger, to eventually be reborn.

Gabrielle Zevin has produced a great picture of where one might go after death, it makes one feel somewhat comforted.

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