Disjointed book, self-hating character. Writer has real potential though.,
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This review is from: Girls in Trucks (Hardcover)
I bought this after having visited Charleston for the first time and eager to read about the culture behind the gorgeous walls. I wasn't expecting a happy book, in fact I'd expect a book to contrast the people's actual happiness in such a rigid social environment vs the facade. That would after all, make for creative tension. The book however was terribly disjointed, a character is developed in one chapter and then dropped from view except token appearances later. Very little is explained or carried through. That said, I finished the book. I kept on wanting something to happen, the writing itself was interesting and the characters were written to have a lot of promise, but the only real thread was addiction and an almost complete lack of inner life or wisdom of the main character.