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Different and Interesting,
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This review is from: The Girl Who Never Came Back (Kindle Edition)
This was a fascinating little story and I enjoyed it and didn't guess what was going to happen either.
Charlotte was eight when she disappeared for a year and nobody knows to where or what happened to her while she was gone. It was odd as I got a long way into this and had no clue where it was set only to realise it was over here but the author used American spellings.......hence my confusion. I liked Charlotte. She has a cutting turn of phrase that made me laugh even whilst cringing at times.
There were some odd mistakes too. Very silly ones I feel should have been easily noticed. The word if replaced by of, things used where it should have been thinks, place and not places, extent and not extend.....the worst one for me was foot-stall !! Ouch. Then the sentence, "It was a stupid". Then like was replaced by last and unchanged by unchained. In some ways it's like it was dictated and somebody wasn't listening properly or paying attention to what they put down. Then her was used instead of his. Yet there were no mistakes till around a third into the book. Maybe the author used a new editor for the other two-thirds.
The book itself finishes at 86% making it quite a short story all in all. I only realised today I also have another by this author downloaded. I'd recommend this one. It's different and interesting. I just hope her other I have doesn't have the careless bits that let this one down, though.
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Initial post: 20 Dec 2013 12:03:40 GMT
Kathy Chapman says:
This review was very helpful - thanks. I find those sorts of grammatical and proof-reading errors very annoying myself. Not sure I would give a book with all those errors 4 stars, though.
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Dec 2013 13:17:44 GMT
Lynda Kelly says:
I always knock one star off as a rule for myself if I've happened on mistakes and I really did like the story as it was so different and not what I expected. I find errors in almost all the ebooks I've ever read, whether paid for or not which drives me to utter distraction. I do check reviews like you and if anyone has mentioned errors I never download, though. I may miss some good stories doing that but I'll also miss getting annoyed by them, too !!
Thankyou for the feedback, Kathy.
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