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Rewarding for some...
Reviewed in Canada on November 23, 2000
This book is by no means uneffective , but it seems to me that Culleton attempts to evoke emotion in the reader as a literary device, rather than as a logical cathartic response to the novel's events. While April and Cheryl are engaging characters, others seem displaced and unbelievable. The rape scene is disturbingly effective, however, along with a fitting (albeit conventional) ending. This book will probably be appreciated by a teenaged audience, but is certainly not very rewarding for the adult reader (I'm reading it in college)