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Product Details

  • Paperback: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Ylva Verlag; 1 edition (June 28, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3955335232
  • ISBN-13: 978-3955335236
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #903,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Kindle Edition
This book covers six years in the life of Sam Latham, firstly through her years at Yale and Stanford then back to Stowe.

I found the first quarter of the book interesting and well written but rather heavy going. Mainly because it seemed at times a little too wordy and descriptive of the minutiae of Sam's university course with some paragraphs sounding rather like an academic text book, which for me tended to interrupt the flow of my read. Sam's academic brilliance was offset by her complicated friendship with Natalie fraught with her unwillingness to accept that there wouldn't be more than a very close friendship.

The second quarter of the book, for the most part, flowed very much better the with story suddenly picking up and the reading becoming lighter and more interesting. University life Interspersed with some moving emotional scenes. The interactions with her mother during a visit to Stowe were especially poignant and well written. Followed shortly afterwards by some very emotional scenes as Sam has to return to Stowe indefinitely. A box of tissues nearby might be a good idea.

The second half of the book was a joy to read. I've never lived in a small town but by descriptions through Sam's eyes as she discovers new things about herself, the town and it's inhabitants, I could imagine all the benefits. I loved Maria, her warmth and intelligence and her counterbalance to Sam. Also very much enjoyed the steady pace of Sam gradually getting to know Maria as she also got to know and rediscover her hometown in a new light. Sam was delightfully cute, with a brilliant mind but a little lacking in social awareness, sometimes clueless and sometimes a little clumsy.
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The first half of this novel drags badly. We meet the brilliant, clueless and clumsy Samantha as she begins her first term at Yale. She immediately falls for Natalie, a party girl who is interested in college for its entertainment value and the marketplace of men and women she can bed. Four long years watching Sam pine for Natalie only to be spurned time and again was exhausting, for both Sam and the reader.

Maybe it’s a New Adult thing and as an adult far from new at anything I was unable to enjoy watching the emotional immaturity displayed by both Natalie and Samantha. I’m good with unrequited love. I just think we could have grasped the concept and the mind space in which Samantha finds herself in half the chapters leading up to her return to Stowe.

The second half of the book flows so much better. It is almost like a different novel. Sam revels in her sorrows for a time but thanks to a more diverse set of characters and situations the story develops the depth it lacks in the first half. With the guidance of Maria, Pauley, Eva and yes, even Natalie she finally wakes up, grows up and discovers how fulfilling life can be once you leave your childhood baggage behind. I doubt she will ever lose the large vocabulary.

I continue to enjoy Ms. Rippon’s writing style and her abilities with setting and dialogue which make it easy for the reader to slip into every scene and situation with ease. The second half of this novel saves the story and makes the endurance test that is the first half worth the effort.

ARC received with thanks from publisher via Net Galley.
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Format: Kindle Edition
"Stowe Away" written in the third person is about Sam, who lives for the day she escapes from her boring childhood home located in Stowe, Vermont. Upon graduating from high school she sets off for Yale hoping life will become so much better. Sam meets Natalie and instantly falls in love with her. They become best friends and I just couldn't understand the need for Natalie in Sam's life. She came across as a flighty and brainless twit. Both Sam and Natalie end up in grad different grad schools in California and seem to have parted ways. Unfortunately, Sam's mother suffers a severe brain anuerysm and she returns home to Stowe, Vermont to take care of her mother as she recuperates. Sam comes across as a spoiled child during this time, she is continuously whiny about what she has given up to tend for her brain damaged mother. I found this extremely annoying and distracting and wondered why the author portrayed Sam in such a why.

Overall, the story is not a bad one. I gave it 2 stars as there were several things that disturbed me while reading "Stowe Away".

* The beginning of the story talked so much about how Sam was a poet and always writing and then where did that go?

* Natalie should have just disappeared and never reappeared after Sam went back home to Stowe, Vermont. Natalie was a character that just didn't make the story better or more interesting. Natalaie was like that fly buzzing around your head annoying the heck out of you.

* There was a distinct lack of character development and good conversational interactions between the characters. This left me with an inability to really feel the characters and get close to them.

I actually put this book down and read 2 others before I finished it. It just didn't hold my interest until the last quarter.
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