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phinz
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This is my first BN ARC, but not my first ARC, by far.

I finished the book a couple of days ago and quite enjoyed it. I found myself wanting to get to the final resolution at times, but I liked seeing the progression of relationships and personalities as the story wound on.
I'd rather die while I'm living than live while I'm dead.
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teacher1
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I am half-way through and still believe it is derivative.  I've read stories like this one before (I am trying to remember the titles and will add them later).  All the techniques used to look for a missing person have also been on tv in many shows including Without a Trace.  I have my suspicions about what happened and am interested enough to keep reading to find out.  But the actions of the parents and the "friends" seem predictable and reveal nothing new about human beings and their reactions and motivations so far.
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EbonyAngel
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I read "The Lovely Bones".  It didn't do it for me.




Maybe that's why i'm not enjoying it. I read "The Lovely Bones" and loved it. This book is missing something. I don't want to give anything away, so I won't elaborate on my thoughts.

Reina


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Pamelastubbs
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Hi! My name is Pamela. I am a stay at home mom of two great boys. They are nine and four. I have already began reading my book, LOVE IT! I love reading! I can't wait to discuss with everyone. This is my first book club. I am so excited!
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reina10
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EbonyAngel wrote:
I read "The Lovely Bones". It didn't do it for me.




Maybe that's why i'm not enjoying it. I read "The Lovely Bones" and loved it. This book is missing something. I don't want to give anything away, so I won't elaborate on my thoughts.

Reina







I would be interested to know how you feel about this book when you are done reading it. It's interesting to see how we react differently to the same story. :smileyhappy:

Reina
Reina
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mrsvaljones
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Well I was finally able to break open my box, MY FINALS ARE OVER!!!!!! and have a looksee at the book within. It sounds interesting and I can not wait to dive in which I plan on doing as soon as I finish typing this up.
Valerie Jones
"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams..." -Dr. Seuss
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mrstreme
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Hi everyone! This is my third B&N First Look book, and I have already finished. I don't think any of you will be disappointed.
 
I am an avid reader who enjoys reading and writing reviews of books. I post my reviews to my blog if you're interested: http://mrstreme.livejournal.com.
 
When I am not reading, I work as a marketing manager and have one husband, two sons and two cats - we all have a lot of fun. Life is good.
 
Looking forward to the discussion!
Jill
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LadyAlexis
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Hello Everyone!! My names Is Alexis Im 30 And I am from Philadelphia PA.
This is my first ARC and my first Book as well.
I am very excited to be apart of this! I am learning where to post what.
 
I'm having a hard time with this one :smileysad: The pace seems as if it should move along just fine, however, for me, it's not. It's like its sputtering along.
 
I feel like I don't really know enough about her, or It could be that I don't care about the main character enough to want to know? 
 
Will of course finish the book, and still have hope for it:smileyhappy:
 
Look forward to sharing my thoughts with all of you!!!
 
"While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning
how to die."
Leonardo da Vinci
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LadyAlexis
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Hello to both of you,
 
I read the Lovely Bones as well, would it be okay to join in on your "talk" about the two.
 
I am almost dome with Songs for the Missing.
 
Thanks for youe time!!!:smileyhappy:
"While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning
how to die."
Leonardo da Vinci
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Lizzie
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 Hi,  I am Liz from Burlington, MA.  I am hoping I can participate more in conversations. This will be my third First Look book club.  I love to read and belong to a bookclub.  Happy Reading! Liz
Lizzie
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Terrie
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Hi Everyone!! Terrie from Wisconsin here. This is my 3rd First Look Book Club. Loved and participated in House of Riverton...read The Sister, but never posted as I read the whole book first and then couldn't really get into the discussion. So, I'm going to try again, reading by the sections and then posting. Hopefully I can therefore have something to add that hasn't already been said!! I heard the Community Room is full of discussions about the entire book, so I'm staying away from there for now! Hope to see you on the threads!!
Carpe Diem!
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chrisd108
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Hi,
 
I'm Chris and I am doing first look for the second time and am looking forward to the discussion.  This is my second book club and I have found that I love to read.  My book clubs have opened up new worlds in  my reading adventure. 
 
 
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ladychatterly
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Registered: ‎01-27-2007
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Hi all fellow northeast Ohioans! I'm Margaret from North Royalton, OH (suburb of Cleveland). I grew up in this part of Ohio, too; born in Cleveland, moved to Parma, then to Brecksville, then had to leave this wonderful state and lived in Chicago for twelve years, a stint in Lexington Kentucky which I loved, and now back "HOME" for the last six years and glad to be here! I love the setting of the book and we can all relate to exactly the places mentioned and described. We'll have to chat about those later when the discussion begins on June 2nd; I don't want to mention anything that hasn't already been given for obvious reasons.
I can't WAIT until the discussion begins, I'm just about finished with the book and will re-read it before then I'm sure:-)
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heatherb
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Although I have not had a chance to start this book yet, I also read The Lovely Bones, didn;t like it.  So I am interested in seeing how this compares and if i will enjoy this one more.  Hope so!!
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fordmg
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heatherb wrote:
Although I have not had a chance to start this book yet, I also read The Lovely Bones, didn;t like it.  So I am interested in seeing how this compares and if i will enjoy this one more.  Hope so!!


I didn't like The Lovely Bones either.  It was written in first person by the victim.   This book is quite different.  I am about half way through it, and liking the book.
MG
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teacher1
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I finished the book (had to force myself) because I wanted to find out "who did it'?  But I must say that my initial opinion did not change.   There was something missing as many of you have suggested.  Caring about the characters?  Did they seem stiff, superficial?  Loose ends?  Possibilities not developed?  I am curious about what we will be responding to when the "real" discussion begins June 1. 
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Murphy919
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So it's not just me then.  I really wanted to like it but they all of the characters felt like they were phoning it in, I kept getting confused when we switched perspectives because they all felt so blah. 
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KxBurns
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Registered: ‎09-06-2007
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Hi there,
 
I have to ask those of you who have been discussing your impressions of the book to REFRAIN from such commentary until we officially start on June 2nd. You may not  think you are giving anything away by talking about what you liked or didn't like, or what the story reminded you of, but these comments might be very revealing to others.
 
This thread is for introductions and idle chat. There are no threads for actual discussion of this book until next week. We're almost there so please sit tight.
 
Thanks!
Karen
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Redhead525
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Hi, I'm Valerie from Sarasota, Florida.  Got my book and am over half way through.  This is my first "First Look" experience, and my first online book club.  I'm looking forward to reading what you all have to say.  It's been fun to have people ask what I'm reading and tell them about this club...it's like being in on a secret and a lot of fun to be able to read a book without any prior knowledge.
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Maria_H
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[ Edited ]
We're happy that you are sharing your impressions with us, but please heed Karen's request to refrain from discussing them until we begin on June 2. At that point, threads will be open and you can all chime in.

Thanks,
Maria


KxBurns wrote:
Hi there,
I have to ask those of you who have been discussing your impressions of the book to REFRAIN from such commentary until we officially start on June 2nd. You may not think you are giving anything away by talking about what you liked or didn't like, or what the story reminded you of, but these comments might be very revealing to others.
This thread is for introductions and idle chat. There are no threads for actual discussion of this book until next week. We're almost there so please sit tight.
Thanks!
Karen




Message Edited by Maria_H on 05-28-2008 08:41 AM


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