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What I Was

by Meg Rosoff

What I Was
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  • First Published:
    Jan 2008, 224 pages
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    Jan 2009, 224 pages

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marley (09/14/15)

a big let down
The reader is built up so much for nothing. The book literally "wraps up" in like 2 or three pages, with vague comments from the older version of the main character. I don't mind books with sad and open ending but gee whiz you got to give me something to work off of. I could relate to the character up until the end where he become vague and not enough detail is given to relate to him anymore....
Stephanie Lennox (07/09/08)

Uhm...
Has everyone gone insane? This book is expertly written, I will admit...but hardly as wonderful as everyone makes out. There is so much that is left unexplained, leaving nothing but disappointment in the eyes of any reader. I don't even understand how this novel would relate to anyone in ANY way. I only read it because I'm doing A Level English at the moment and it has many similarities to my FAVOURITE book, "The Raging Quiet" By Sherryl Jordan. Similarities, yes, but a whole new moral message that relates to many people. "What I Was" is the first novel I have read by Meg and it was a letdown. However somehow I still like her and will try again with another novel of hers in the future. Hopefully it will be much, much better- to reach any aspect of my expectations.
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