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These people are TOO MUCH like real people, so much so that they're boring.
Kept waiting and waiting for something to happen in this book, but by about 2/3 of the way through I just had to give up and bring it back to the library unfinished.
The author's smooth and comfortable style allow the reader to sink into the story, empathize with the characters, be a member of that family.
Let me start by explaining the two stars. If I could rate the first half or so, it would have been four. Read morePublished 1 month ago by LSNelson
Eighteen-year-old Kim Larsen is having the best summer of her life. She's just graduated high school and is eagerly counting down the days til she goes off to college. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Joanna M
I am about half way through the book, and I can't help but think, where are the characters "true" emotions? Read morePublished 12 months ago by ElliesGram
Man, did this start out with a bang. The first 1/3 of the book is great, well written, wonderful descriptions, characters that remind you of people you know, etc. Read morePublished 20 months ago by E. Canevari
It was several years before we could recover from the shock. We blamed the boy driving the car. I had trouble completing the book.Published 21 months ago by Margaret Maloney
I am a big fan of Stewart O'Nan. This book is a page turner even though it isn't focused around the police investigation or the search for the missing girl. Read morePublished on April 12, 2013 by Ana Goya Arce
Stewart O'Nan allows his readers to glimpse the lives of those who alternately hope and mourn during the agony of a missing 18-year old girl, Kim. Read morePublished on March 15, 2013 by Pat
Stewart O'Nan begins this novel by drawing a portrait of Kim, a teen girl. She is beautiful, restless, daring, and biding her time until she can leave her small town in the fall... Read morePublished on February 24, 2013 by DJH
Stewart O'Nan is at the top of his game in this disturbing and extremely moving portrait of a family that has suffered an irreparable loss. Read morePublished on November 4, 2012 by Timothy J. Bazzett