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Home Paperback – November 19, 2016
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Eleni McKnight resides in middle Tennessee. HOME is her first novel.
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I found the characters themselves to be well voiced. They did not sound alike (have read way too many books where the characters sound exactly alike.) And their development was perfect for the story.
I will look for more work from E. McKnight. I know I won't be disappointed.
The first half of the book is where most of my issues lie, so I'll talk about the second half first. This was darker than I was expecting, and I loved that. The author wasn't afraid to explore the sad, hard, and often vile parts of the compound. Once the plot got going (around page 90), the story was tense and exciting and so dark. I was scared for Suzannah, and I had to keep reading after a certain point to see how she was going to get out of a situation that seemed so hopeless. The ruins were beautiful, and I wish more scenes had taken place there. And I loved the Maars family. They were my favorite thing about the book.
Unfortunately, I almost didn't make to the second half of the book. I ultimately only finished because I really did find the story interesting, and I wanted to see what happened.
Nothing happens for many, many pages except one incident that is blown way out of proportion. After that happened, I had to follow Suzannah around on her sad, boring life for about 100 pages and get details and information repeated to me so many times I wanted to scream. There were a few confusing plot inconsistencies that I finally just ignored. And I also had to ignore all the technical errors throughout the entire book. So many errors. I don't mean comma errors or grammar errors, which there wasn't so much of. I mean formatting errors, missing words, misspelling, sections that were repeated verbatim a couple of times throughout the story. These things pulled me out of the story big time, and all of them are things a good editor would have found.
Overall, I really liked and enjoyed the second half of the book, so I'm glad I kept reading, because it was kind of worth it.
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