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Monday, September 19, 2011

So Much Pretty

So Much Pretty by Cara Hoffman was the perfect read to take to Europe (when I went--you don't have to go to Europe to read this).  It's the story of a missing young woman and the havoc it wreaks on a small town in upstate New York.  Two parents with the best of intentions raise a daughter too smart for her own good, and tragedy tears them apart.  What happened to the missing young woman, and what happened to our genius heroine?

Each chapter switches character perspective and it keeps you on your toes.  I appreciated the myriad of characters available to me and the different perspectives brought to the table.  I love that the end has no answer, yet it contains all of the answers in this world.  There is so much I want to tell, but if I do I will spoil the book for you.

It is so clear that Ms. Hoffman understands these characters--from the New York City expats to the born-and-bred small town folk.  Buckle up and settle in with this book--it's your only choice.  And don't plan on leaving your house once you get two-thirds in.  You will desperately need to finish.

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