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The View From The Top (2010)

by Hillary Frank(Favorite Author)
3.08 of 5 Votes: 4
Dutton Books
review 1: This book was something that was sitting on the shelf at the library that I picked up because it looked like a short read. It sounded good, all these characters connecting because of one girl. Even though I really did enjoy reading this I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. Now you ask me why, well it's actually quite simple, this book didn't have much of a point. Although I fully enjoyed this book from start to finish I was expecting more from the ending. Although this book has its flaws I would recommend it, it's a short read I got through it in 2 days.
review 2: This is what I would like to call a subtle read. This book is a book that I think would be best read in the bathtub with the lights off and the pages illuminated by candles. There really is no plot, just the
... more characters being how they are as they go through there last few days of summer. It was sometimes hard to pick up the individual character mini-plots but when you get them, the rest of the book starts to make sense. While reading this book I didn't expect everyone to be related to each other in one way or another. All six characters stories matched up to at least one aspect of another characters story. Even if that character was, for example, Mary-Tyler, she wasn't really connected to any of the other characters before meeting Annabelle. But then a main prominite character in one of the other characters chapters would end up being a minor character or the reason behind something in another characters chapter. In a way, this book was filled with loose ends. Each character kind of started off a plot based idea but then by the end of the book none of it would get solved. It's nice really, to just go along with whats happening in the story and not have to worry about plot twists and 'how is this gonna end' or 'how are they gonna slove that problem'. This is a good book to read when you want to get away from over dramatic plots. I'm not saying this book doesn't have plots or is boring, because the summaries of this book are very misleading and give ABSOLUTLY NOTHING away about what is actually going on in the story. It leaves a lot to be discovered gradually and really makes you think about yourself. 4 stars and under the shelves: Go-with-the-flow. less
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Read for professional review. Perfect. The construction is brilliant.
Interconnected stories about the last summer at home before college.
Amazing! Could not put it down! It only took me 3 days to finish!
Such a beautiful, thoughtful little book. I so so so enjoyed it!
sweet and cute, and a fast read
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