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What I liked about the book:
The story revolves around interesting and well developed female characters. They are well drawn, have complicated inner lives and experience real dilemmas you can identify with. The relationships between female and male protagonists are well thought of and often manage to avoid the common cliches.
The book features good descriptions of America in the Great Depression. The historical atmosphere is really well captured and well integrated into the story. The author has done a lot of research, but she does not wave it in your face. Rather, all the historical details are blending seamlessly into the story.
What I didn't like about the book:
The major plot twist wasn't really a twist and could be spotted from miles ahead. Three quarters of the book build up to this dramatic moment, but you know it's coming and you know what the "big secret" is, way before it is finally "revealed."
The voice that narrates Willa, one of the main protagonist, is one of the most annoying voices in the world and the poorest attempt ever to impersonate a child. Willa is supposed to be a likeable and sympathetic character, but the narration pretty much ruined this and turned me against her. Same goes for the voice that narrates Felix.
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