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What I Was

by Meg Rosoff

What I Was by Meg Rosoff
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    Jan 2008, 224 pages
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    Jan 2009, 224 pages

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marley

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

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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