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There’s nothing “wrong” per se with this novel, but it just didn’t hold my interest very much. From what I read of it (around 10%) the character didn’t have much of a problem other than her father, the President, didn’t have much time for her, and it looked like she was going to have trouble fitting in to the role of “the President’s daughter.” I do like a feisty main character, especially if it’s a woman during a time when women are expected to shut up and serve the tea, but I struggled with this book
Interesting story, but written like a romance novel I read this for a book club, and if not for the commitment, would have abandoned it after about 10-30% for a long Wikipedia review and a Cliff Notes. But I kept trudging, despite the dialogue that a very young college student might have come up with. It was really painful at times, but again, I kept going "for the story". The story really did pan out and it was useful and illuminating to read of the various characters that inhabit her story. But no, I would have not have read this for a choice - and to get the information, would have read some quick Cliff Notes to get the gist of the story. Yes, the writing was that bad.
It was interesting to learn about Alice Roosevelt Longworth, but the writing was rather melodramatic at times. In some ways Alice seemed ahead of her time, and she certainly had many adventures and suffered more than her share of tragedies. The way the author described her reactions often bogged down the story. I had to take a few breaks, and the book was a little longer than it needed to be. Overall it was decent, not great.