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Dear Neighbor, Drop Dead

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  • Posted August 22, 2011

    Just too extreme and flat for me. Pass on it.

    As I was reading the first half of the book, I kept thinking "could this family have any more bad things happen"? Although Mindy's family was more realistic and gave me a few laughs, I didn't find them very interesting. I didn't grow attached to any of the characters really. The most engaging was Aaron, and that was probably because his background was the most mysterious. When things started to turn around for Mindy's family, the story became far fetched. It was like going from one bad unlucky extreme to a great fortunate one. I had to force myself to finish the book just because I don't like to leave things halfway. Other topics were mentioned in passing, Mindy's weight and the holocaust survivors, which were never fully developed but could have been quite interesting. Sometimes, I felt there were too many characters and what was really the point of this story again? I vaguely remember the author's stress on family, priorities in life, and relationship efforts, but her delivery of these messages are buried under too much junk.

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