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Now I know I'm a conservative
on May 20, 2001
This isn't a bad book, but I don't think it was really for me. I've read novels with shocking and explicit parts, but the "one can't choose who they love" theme was a little out of the park for me. I didn't feel, however, that most of the book was included simply for shock value. The impressive tone seemed to downplay the need to rubberneck.
But, it doesn't matter how the text is painted, it still made me read most of it with a quizzical look on my face. I can't seem to come up with any reasons why I feel it is a little too far except for personal preference.
There is in my mind one fatal flaw which perhaps can explain my disdain. If Trish had wanted a relationship with her father, would it have changed the story altogether? With everything else that happens in this novel, I don't see any way to say no to that question. I'm trying not to give too much away, but that one I can't answer for myself.
However, this is a decent read. It is well written in the areas of continuity and language. Sterotypes would have been easy to allow to pop into the story, but Ms. Reardon seems to keep them away. I would read her again--after I read the back cover and some reviews.