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The Art Of Forgetting (2011)

by Camille Noe Pagán(Favorite Author)
3.36 of 5 Votes: 3
0525952195 (ISBN13: 9780525952190)
Dutton Adult
review 1: I've read a few of these "fluff" books, but hey, I like them. I'm not sure why they all have the same plot: girl with body issues grows up to be successful writer, gets an out-of-her-league boyfriend, past boyfriend shows up to rock the boat...and we wonder who she will choose?! I'm usually disappointed in these types of books, but I liked how this one turned out. Fun book to read with some feel-good messages throughout it.
review 2: I received a copy through Goodreads Giveaways. 3 1/2 stars if I could (oh, when will the "Powers that be" allow for a broader rating range?) The writing style is very pleasant and conversational, almost as if Ms. Pagan is telling you the story personally. This intimate tone does seem to decrease toward the end of the novel but
... morestill flows nicely. Brain injury and Julia's resulting change in personality are interesting subject matter. I felt Marissa's pain, sadness and anger as she came to terms with their shared past, her own past missteps and her struggle to redefine herself as an individual. I appreciate the friendship and bond that Julia and Marissa had, but could not help but note that it was all based on Julia's manipulation, ego and power feeding off the neediness and weaknesses of Marissa. [spoilers removed] less
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A good story. Flawed characters that I could relate to. Kept my interest for sure.
A great read about how life events can change friendships. Very great read!
3.5 stars. Good book. Kept my interest and liked the writing style.
Terrible. Riddled with clichés, and all surface, no depth.
Good book on the complexities of female relationships.
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