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Liberation of Alice Love

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Love

Despite the heroine's insecurities, this is a thought-provoking coming-of-age novel that delves into the process of figuring out identity.

posted by 7329639 on March 15, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Dull and overly long

This book was far too long, and I found myself skipping pages here and there. It was unsatisfying as a read, and I never understood the lead character or the unlikely conclusion as far as her friend Ella was concerned at the end of the book at the outcome of the chase....
This book was far too long, and I found myself skipping pages here and there. It was unsatisfying as a read, and I never understood the lead character or the unlikely conclusion as far as her friend Ella was concerned at the end of the book at the outcome of the chase. That seemed strange to me, and not as a plot factor, but in general. I also would have liked more deeply developed characters in Alice, Nathan, and even Julian. I think I would have liked more a love triangle development between the three rather than how Julian chose to approach the situation. (I would have liked Alice to choose the other guy had things been different, but she chose the one she did, and that was that). I think it would have made for more interesting reading, too. Of course, that's me and other readers may not agree. Alice's chase for justice with trying to find her former friend was exciting, but the conclusion to that felt tacked on, and we never understand more than a surface level Ella with no deeper explanation as to why she had stolen Alice's identity, among others. I just never was that interested in all of this, and I didn't like Alice's lying and so forth and justifications, but that's not a writing flaw but something about the character I just didn't like. I never quite saw Alice's "liberation," though, and I didn't like the woman she was trying to be in that change. That woman lied, manipulated others, and hid things from the people around her, plus pretended to be something she wasn't, and it all rang false to me. I think Alice went in a destructive direction with her overall change, but in the end she was rewarded for it in terms of the man coming back into her life that she ended up with, no real consequences for Alice and Ella in either of their scenarios, and no sense of maturity, development, or growth in any particular direction.

posted by TracieTN on December 3, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2012

    Free and surprisingly good!

    This book was a free Friday book that I never would have thought to buy. I was pleasantly surprised that it had a little suspense, romance, and comedy. I really liked it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2012

    Meh

    I thought this was a really good book until the ending. I just thought it ended quicker than i wouldve liked. Overall, a good read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Wasn't a bad story

    Makes you wonder what you would have done in Alice's shoes.....kind of a fun read!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Identity theft suspense novel lacks a moral compass.

    Pale style with tainted substance. How I learned to stop hating my sociopathic, criminal destroyer and love her charm (and even mildly emulate it). Patricia Highsmith could have had a blast with this premise.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    Decent read

    Decent read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2012

    Kept my attention

    Interesting storyline for a no-brainer kinda book. Easy read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Liberation of alice love

    Intetesting. The book has a different plot...starts out slow. Ending leaves you wondering...but then, doesnt life?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Annoying

    I thinj the book was way too long and the ending was very disappointing. Ridiculous ending.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    A good mystery but a little long

    As so often the writer either by intent or an editor requirement includes situations that basically have nothing to do with the main story line and that is true of this book. The book would have been much better if it had reduced 75 - 100 pages. Also I personally don't care for books that leave you up in the air. True the mystery was solved but the future of the lead character is left to the reader imagination. It may be the author is planning a sequel but I won't read 343 pages to again be left up in the air.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2011

    Can Barely recall reading

    Since I vaguely remember reading this book and DO recall not finishing it I suspect it was only so so. Just not my favorite genre.

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  • Posted December 27, 2011

    recommended good lesson learned

    learn not to share some things with your friends. KNOW YOUR FRIENDS BETTER.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2011

    Another freebe

    A identity theft story how far a woman would go to find the person who stole it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2011

    I enjoyed it.

    This book kept my interest but then left me SLIGHTLY disappointed in the end. There were a few unanswered questions but i guess this is where a good imagination comes in handy. But I did enjoy it and would recommend reading it :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2011

    Pretty good

    Quick read and great premise. Can we ever really break out of ourselves?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2011

    Just okay

    Book started off great, and then kind of fell off later.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2011

    type of book

    this is a DRM book

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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