Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Timely Topics, Character Studies, Yet Lacking Suspense

So Far Away
By Meg Mitchell Moore

Genre: Women's Fiction

Review: The second novel by the author of The Arrivals, follows 13-year-old Natalie, a victim of cyberbullying, who finds solace in the journal of a servant, Bridget, found in her basement. Her search for family takes her to the archives and Kathleen, a quiet librarian who is searching for her lost daughter and discovers a sense of purpose through helping Natalie.

This novel is what I would call a “too quiet novel.” Not much happens, and the story revolves around the conflict in the hearts of two people; while this isn't always bad, in this case I just didn't care enough about the characters.

Bottom Line: Skip it. I had trouble connecting to the characters and the plot didn’t propel me to keep reading.

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