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Although I have read several previous books that vary the timeline and characters throughout the book I felt confused by this book. It did not read smoothly and often I was not sure what characters I was reading about. I also felt that alot of editing could have been done. Several parts of the book felt unnecessary and possible lead to the book being too long. The main character was not well developed and I did not connect with her. The premise of the book seemed promising but left me feeling confused and dissatisfied.
Although our book club found this book to have some interesting characters and plot, there were alot of holes in the story & it was just way too long. We did enjoy some of Donna Tart's beautifully written narrative, although she lost some of us in the endless pages.
The experiences of a lifetime unravel as Vivian shares her life story with 17 year old Molly, a veteran foster child. As the two sort through old boxes in the attic Vivian & Molly bond and explore the past and the present leading them to new places. Remember the Orphan train is based on true events, as sad as that may be. Because of this, our club had a interesting discussion about life in that time period versa modern day.
Interesting book about a young man with Tourette's syndrome. Allows an inside look at the coming to terms and managing of this life altering disability.
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