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Had some good points, but disappointed overall
on 23 September 2012
Oh, how I slogged through 'Switched' ! Amanda Hocking clearly has some very good ideas and I really wanted to love this book, but over 300+ pages only about twenty have anything containing something happening.
It took me over four months to complete reading this book. I wanted to know what would happen, but only because I had invested time in it in the first place.
Once Wendy ends up in Forening, the story derails entirely. The next ten to fifteen chapters deal with 'am I a Princess / don't want to be a princess /
I want to go home / I want Finn to be madly in love with me'...it's a
set of themes that has the heroine torn, but not in a good way.
How this story has stretched to three books, when perhaps one would suffice,
is beyond me. But I think the story has been killed because of the want to
make it into three books. There is not enough story to warrant this, so it
must be some cold marketing ploy to get you to buy the others in the set.
Switched contains no characters you will care about, in a setting that is
believable enough but you again, won't care about it.
Most annoying is the Finn / Wendy love story. It's the sort of twee nonsense
that saturates what could be a good story.
Amanda, you can do better than this!