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I did find the beginning a little slow but then it took off and there were parts that were so wonderful I had to listen to it again. (I audiobooked it.)
The chapter involving the flying of paper airplanes was exquisite; I will remember it always.
I also have an interest in George Washington and was enthralled that he had written a tenet on comportment.
I wish the word "fascinating" was an option in the word description choices because its a step above "interesting".
I felt a kinship with Hadley and wanted to be her confidante. I wanted her to have more appreciation of her self worth. I wish she had a friend who consistently buoyed her.
Her marriage to Hemingway gave excitement to her rather mundane existence. It didn't kill her; it made her stronger.
I listened raptly to this book.
Drugs and alcohol, especially alcohol, but in this book both, seem to be the coping mechanisms of most protagonists in the current lit. It is so depressing! But Theo does grow and redeem which are two qualities I seek in my main character and this book provides that. That being said, I was never so happy to leave Las Vegas (when that moment occurs) in my life!!
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