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Rather simplistic and two-dimensional
on 28 August 2013
I tried to keep reading this after the first few chapters but feel that a) the writing is clichéd and unengaging, and b) the characters are not believable. The main character's purity of thought and action, and desire to escape her circumstances, are flagged up so often, and so unsubtly, that the writer might as well stand by with a mallet beating the reader over the head at regular intervals so that the point is not lost. It's easy to be critical when I'm not a writer myself, but still I failed to engage with this novel and have, most unusually, given up in the attempt.