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It's laugh out loud funny and I found myself shaking my head at the genius of the writing.
I really felt like the character was getting nowhere fast, like Nomi was not going to make any progression at all as a young adult even after the book ended.
I thought this book was very well written, to be honest it was kind of a rant of the main characters thoughts and perspective.
I gave this one star purely because I quite liked the ending, in addition to feeling glad that I'd got to the end. I wouldn't have bothered if I hadn't had to read it for. Read morePublished 10 days ago by I think this is the most boring book I have ever read.
I read this book first when I was about fifteen. I heard snippets of it on a CBC radio broadcast, and it really got under my skin. Read morePublished 5 months ago by SciFiMagpie
I wish I had the time to explain in great detail what I thought was lacking in this book but since I already wasted too much time reading it or part of it suffice it to say that... Read morePublished 6 months ago by dtr
I love this book. I especially love the voice, a whimsical, loving, gently ironic voice. The father is one of the most touching characters I've met in literature, particularly... Read morePublished 8 months ago by an interested reader
A Complicated Kindness is a coming of age story. The main character Nomi Nickels is a sixteen year old girl growing up in a strict Mennonite community where, like most teenagers,... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Lovelyn
I lived in Manitoba for 8 yrs and taught at University of Manitoba where I got to know kids from all the Manitoba ethnic groups, including Mennonites. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Roger Green
I thought this book was very well written, to be honest it was kind of a rant of the main characters thoughts and perspective. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Gina
I read this book because my boyfriend mentioned it to me. The premise sounded interesting. Some of the book really was interesting, but some of it was just mundane and very... Read morePublished on April 21, 2012 by Corbin Slate
This is a bildungsroman about Nomi, a teenage girl living in a Mennonite community in Canada. Nomi lives with her father, as her mother and older sister have both left home. Read morePublished on June 7, 2011 by iris flannery