Hyacinth Girls: A Novel Hardcover – Deckle Edge, May 12, 2015
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—Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia
“Quite the twisty tale.” —New York Daily News
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- Hardcover : 304 pages
- ISBN-10 : 055341805X
- Item Weight : 1.1 pounds
- ISBN-13 : 978-0553418057
- Product Dimensions : 6.53 x 1.07 x 9.57 inches
- Publisher : Crown (May 12, 2015)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,512,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Without giving away too much it is best to remember that inserting mistery characters into the book is formulaic. First instance, the teen subject of the novel was "rescued" by a character whose very presence is subject to cynicism. How convenient that she chose to go online and "discover" the intent of the teen and then rushing to save her at the last minute. Complete hooey!
The writer writes well but the storyline may only appeal to young readers as the target audience. Otherwise it is implausible.
My only hesitation in giving it five stars, was the somewhat weak ending. Like other readers, it did not seem to me totally realistic. Had Rebecca really learned that life's problems aren't solved by baking delicious bread, and could Callie, who seems almost psychotic, really come through in the end?
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The characters are wonderfully described and really engaging, and the writing style makes this an engrossing read - I coulnt' put it down. i would highly recommend it.