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The Deep end of the ocean book review

Christina Saavedra March 7, 2007 Book Review The Deep End Of The Ocean Book Review This book is about this woman named Beth Cappadora who has three children and there was this younger child who is her favorite of them all named Ben. One day they went to a store ...
Christina Saavedra March 7, 2007 Book Review The Deep End Of The Ocean Book Review This book is about this woman named Beth Cappadora who has three children and there was this younger child who is her favorite of them all named Ben. One day they went to a store and when Beth told Vincent who is Ben¿s older brother to take care of him while she went into a store and then later on when she came out, she asked Vincent where was Ben. Vincent told his mother that Ben didn¿t want him to hold him and so he took him with his aunt Ellen, who is Beth¿s sister. Then when Beth went to her sister Ellen and saw that Ben wasn¿t with her, she asked her if she has Ben and she said that Ben had taken off on his own and that they have to find him before they can do anything like asking other people if they have seen him and so they searched every place that they could think of and there was still no sign of him. Then later on they just gave up finding him and Ellen asked Jimmy what if Ben went outside on his own and he told her that there were these guys that will be looking outside if they see him and he also told her that there weren¿t any accidents reported which meant that Ben wasn¿t in an accident. As days, months, and years have passed Beth still couldn¿t find Ben until one day she met up with this young teenage boy and she was stunned that his face was somehow familiar but didn¿t realize it until she thought of Ben and she went home to tell Candy that she thinks that she has found Ben and she told her that she saw him when he came up to the door of her house. Beth also told Candy that she thinks that whoever took him to live with them are now living in the same neighborhood as she is and Candy said that in order to see if it was really Ben, it was to be by the birthmark that he has and Beth told her that she didn¿t look to see the birthmark. This is one of the best books that I have read so far and I would recommend it to anyone that may be interested in reading this book because its about this 3 year old boy that was probably kidnapped and got separated from his family until years later when Beth had seen him at her door. I have seen the movie before and I was really interested of the things that have happened during the movie and so when I started to read this book, I thought that is also interesting to read it after watching the movie. In my opinion I think that people have got to read this book because its about the mystery of the disappearance of 3 year old Ben.

posted by Anonymous on March 8, 2007

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Your time is too valuable for this one

I cannot even bring myself to take it to the used book store. I don't want to put anyone else through the misery. I kept waiting for it to get better, it didn't. The ending was a complete disappointment. I like the comment about using it for firewood.

posted by Anonymous on May 11, 2002

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2001

    Book Review

    Book Review I give Deep End of The Ocean by Jaclyn Mitchard three stars. Two negative aspects that I saw in this book where, how Mitchard portrayed the mother Beth. Also at certain parts of the novel it drags on and on and it bores you after while. One of the positive aspects I saw in this book is that it was realistic because any mother could loose their child in an instant as Beth did. Also even though the book dragged on at times it still was easy to follow. I recommend this book to all mothers, so they can try to understand the pain that Beth went through losing her child for many years. All mothers could relate to Beth¿s pain.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2000

    Much better than the movie

    I saw the movie about a year ago and I was disappointed. I heard the book was good so I tried it. It was OK but was very slow. The character development in the book was better than the movie.

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