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A Decent Read
on February 12, 2013
I read this book after reading The Ransom of Mercy Carter by Caroline B. Cooney about a thousand times (if you haven't read that book, please do so! It's amazing!) and this book was recommended for readers who enjoyed that book, but I was disappointed. I understand Mary Jemison's story is about a real life occurrence (with certain liberties taken due to the reading level set for this book), but I still didn't get involved with the story or love the character. I usually end up rooting for the character, no matter what choices they make. However, the author didn't get me as involved as I'd have liked. I'd have liked more detail and more background than just the same thing over and over.
Some may like it, but this didn't do it for me. Perhaps that's because I compared it to the Ransom of Mercy Carter the whole time, but still, if it was good enough, it would have found it's own spot in my heart, just like all the other books I've read and loved.