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To begin, the only “sweet” part of this story relates to the doughnut in this photo! I would like to clarify that my “low” rating has nothing to do with the quality of the writing of this book as the author effectively presents a compelling story. My two star rating is purely plot oriented! I strongly identify as an “escapist” reader so I knew that this book would not be the best fit for me. Afterall, I can watch “this story” on the news. In addition, the audio narration heightened the emotional impact as the storytelling brought the suffering and destruction to life in a real manner! As much as I did not enjoy this book, I did (as always) completely enjoy the book club discussion with all of the wonderful readers in the MMD Book Club! I love that we can all have different ideas and opinions and yet still come together for a quality discussion!!!

Book Details:

  • Publisher: Riverhead Books, Penguin Random House US
  • ISBN: 978-0735217683
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book Design: Lucia Bernard
  • Audio: Scribd, Narrated by Tania Rodrigues

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