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The Birthdays

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  • Posted December 4, 2010

    i loved this book

    It is a wonderful book with very believable characters. I thought the character development was great and look forward to another novel about them and to see if and when they have a growth spurt.

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  • Posted May 30, 2009

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    It was OK

    The writer really got me in the beginning of the book but then it got too descriptive and honestly quite boring. I kept reading hoping that something would happen and it didn't. I was really disappointed especially with how good the book began. I hope the writer does write more, but she needs to quit being so descriptive and have an actual end to the story.

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  • Posted April 5, 2009

    Not Unless You Have To!

    To put it plainly, this book STANK! I'm so glad that I bought it in the Bargain section and didn't pay full price for it. I had such a hard time reconciling the fact that the characters in this book were portrayed as a bunch of selfish, whiny jerks with the exception of the father, Joe. The siblings were not developed in ways that made them realistic and humanized; instead, they came off as very Droid-like, with no real emotions except disdain for every person around them. And the ending- what was that about? Seriously, how can an author call that ending an ending? It literally ended as the previous chapters ended, but there were no more chapters to read! All in all, I was VERY disappointed with this book and do not think that the author put enough time and effort into developing characters that were relatable and personable; instead of feeling sorry for the characters or feeling any kind of kinship or empathy, one just ends up feeling as if they would all be better off just falling off a cliff, they were so depressed as a group. Don't read this unless you have to!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2007

    yawn

    I kept wanting to stop reading it, but I was hopeful it would get better. It never did. I gave up 3/4 of the way through.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 4, 2007

    A reviewer

    This book is written with the perfect set up for a sequel. Definitely, I was enjoying reading about the characters, but the novel stops. Here's hoping that the author expands the novel into a new book with a smashing and inventive ending for the characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2006

    Not so great. . . .

    please, do not buy this book in hardcover. The story started off as very compelling, but then dropped off suddenly. There was a lot of time spent buliding complex charcters that were quite interesting, but the book just ended without any kind of resolution whatsoever. Now, I don't need every book ending tied into a nice, neat package, but a small amount of direction or finality would have been nice considering the book was basically a lenthy character study.

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