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Precious (2009)

by Sandra Novack(Favorite Author)
3.41 of 5 Votes: 4
1400066808 (ISBN13: 9781400066803)
Random House
review 1: A beautifully written debut novel about the Kitsch family: Natalia and Frank, estranged parents, and Sissy (9) and Eva (17) in the summer of 1978... A lack of traditional narrative arc makes it hard to stayinvested, but the lyrical writing and 3-dimensional characters (Natalia, the mother who leaves, Sissy, whose friend vanishes, Eva who loves Peter, her English teacher) I disliked the abrupt time-jump ending ala Harry Potter.
review 2: This is a glimpse into one family's life during a summer that a neighborhood child goes missing. The author does an excellent job of making the reader see into the personal thoughts and feelings of the main characters, as well as some of the minor ones. This is definitely not one of your typical "day in the life" type stories. T
... morehe characters have real problems that many people may have over the course of a lifetime but which culminate in one summer. I am definitely waiting for the next novel that Sandra Novack will write. I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads. less
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Okay. Summer of 1978. In Penn, 10 yr old Vicki Anderson goes missing.
I won this book from goodreads. It was slow at first but I loved it.
A gentle literary fiction read with a twist. A bit ho hum though.
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