Thursday, June 20, 2013

How to Buy a Love of Reading - Tanya Egan Gibson

Another book I found during the Borders Last Days sales and just got around to reading. And also another book that wants me to feel sorry for the poor, poor privileged children of wealth. As much as anyone else who did not have a happy childhood, I completely understand that having lots of money doesn't automatically equal having lots of happiness, but the wealthy characters in this book were so unlikeable to me that I couldn't drop my own bias about this and root for them like I would have liked. No, not even the main character, whom I did feel sorry for, but just couldn't like.  The ending reminded me of the ridiculously overwrought works of fiction commonly written by high-school aged children, and the denouement was extremely unlikely. Maybe I'm just cranky because it's summer, but I just couldn't love this book.

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