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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
Unfortunately, I probably would not. I've always been intrigued by the story of Anne Frank and her family, and I love historical fiction (and "what if" stories), so I had very high hopes for this book ... and was rather let down. None of the characters are particularly memorable or engaging, not even the heroine herself, sad to say -- and the story never really goes anywhere, though it does make a try at a (tepid) romance; but again, it was hard to care about the characters involved. The author does have a nice way with words, no complaints there; it was just not very interesting -- I can hardly recall a gripping moment in the entire story, and the story was full of potential for gripping moments. Also, the narrator did a nice job but she sounded much too young for a Margo who was supposed to be in her mid-30s (she sounded maybe 17), so it was difficult as a listener to conceptualize Margo as a mature woman.
Would you be willing to try another book from Jillian Cantor? Why or why not?
I might, she does have a nice way with words, just didn't enjoy this story.
What about Rachel Botchan’s performance did you like?
She has a nice pace, a pleasant voice -- but she sounded much too young to portray this lead character.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
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