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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Want strong character development? This is the book!

Once Upon a River
Once Upon a River

By: Bonnie Jo Campbell

Genre: adult fiction

Pages: 348

Published: 2011

Read: March

3.5 out of 5

This is a well-written book that evokes a lot of feelings towards the characters. As much as Margo tries to be independent, she fails miserably. She becomes dependent on every man she encounters along her travels in search of her mom.  I prefer novels with stronger female characters versus damsels in distress, however I still loved the fact that Campbell developed her characters so well that I become emotional attached to the story. As much as I wanted to strangle Margo at times, I also wanted to cry alongside her. I recommend this book for readers that want strong character development even if the story isn’t happily ever after or a pretty read.

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