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All Is Bright: An eShort Story

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Short and Sweet!

I was so involved in the story that I was sad when it ended. I would love to, someday be able to read the middle and ending if ever they are written.

posted by PamSab on July 28, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Short and sweet

This was a VERY short story. It was actually only 20 pages out of the 39. By the end, I was very interested in the characters. But I felt like it ended abruptly and would love to have read more.

posted by Katie331 on September 25, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2012

    Short and Sweet!

    I was so involved in the story that I was sad when it ended. I would love to, someday be able to read the middle and ending if ever they are written.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2013

    Good

    I liked this book so much. The ending was kinda rushed. But I'm sure there is a sequel. J... :-@

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2013

    Nice story...

    though a bit short. Then agsin, it IS a short story :-).

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2013

    Sweet....but.....

    It was waaaaaaaaayyyy to short

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  • Posted January 15, 2011

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    Short and sweet

    I obviously knew that it was a short story, but I didn't anticipate how short it would be. Since "All is Bright" was just a few chapters, I am going to aim my review more at Sarah Pekkanen rather than her story. I am impressed how rich of a history and backdrop she could paint with so few words. Only a few pages in, I was pulled into the life of Elise, the main character. Elise exposes us to a rage of emotions that made me feel immediately sympathetic to her situations. A delightful and funny cast was set around her. My absolute favorite part was reading Nana's character. I adore snarky grandma types that can fix the world's problems with their advice. The part I liked the least was the abrupt ending. I was so surprised where it ended that I felt shocked rather than sad that it was over.

    Conclusion:
    Over all, this is a testament to the incredible author Sarah Pekkanen is. Secretly I am hoping that this is a test story and that she will write a full novel with these characters. I would read it in a heartbeat. "All is Bright" would be a perfect read for a short trip or a quiet evening. It also includes a sneak peak at "Skipping a Beat" as well as the first chapter of "The Opposite of Me". So there is plenty to keep you hungry for more.

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