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Confession: I'm a book nerd. 

Currently reading

The Hobbit
J.R.R. Tolkien
Dark Places
Gillian Flynn
A Time to Kill
John Grisham
Confessions of a Prairie Bitch: How I Survived Nellie Oleson and Learned to Love Being Hated
Alison Arngrim

Decent Book

The Abduction of Nelly Don - Patrice Williams Marks

Disclaimer: I won this book in a BookLikes giveaway.

 

Rating: 3 stars

 

Review: I'm a bit torn about this book. I did not know anything about Nelly Don prior to winning this book, but I'm a sucker for thrillers. I also was intrigued about the fact that it was based on a true story. First, I think that there should be something stating that this is a fictionalized account, based on a true story. I was very confused in the beginning because I did not understand that about the book. Second, the writing is decent, but needs some work. The story is very choppy (especially at the beginning). As a result, I found it difficult to get in to the book until after I had read a few chapters. Third, I believe the editor could have done a better job. The writer has a tendency to change tenses from one sentence to the next; a habit that I found distracting. On the whole, however, I found the story to be interesting and the writing to be decent. Once Nelly is abducted, the pace of the story picks up and the I found it more interesting.

Did Not Finish. Ugh

— feeling bad egg
Allegiant - Veronica Roth

Honestly, I couldn't make it through to the end of the book. I rarely put down books, but I simply could not continue reading it. This book differed from the previous two in that it suddenly added Tobias' point of view. I have no problem with a change in format so long as it makes sense. This change did not. There was no clarity or distinction between the voices of the characters and I continued to forget which character I was reading. I also found the lack of scientific research frustrating. Maybe one day I can come back and finish this book. I doubt it.

Allegiant

Allegiant  - Veronica Roth Honestly, I couldn't make it through to the end of the book. I rarely put down books, but I simply could not continue reading it. This book differed from the previous two in that it suddenly added Tobias' point of view. I have no problem with a change in format so long as it makes sense. This change did not. There was no clarity or distinction between the voices of the characters and I continued to forget which character I was reading. I also found the lack of scientific research frustrating. Maybe one day I can come back and finish this book. I doubt it.