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Cassandra wants to be a writer. She begins to write down everything that has happen to her and her family in their broken little castle. Her notebooks capture her family’s poverty, her sister’s unhappiness, and even love.
I was not a fan of this book as I was reading it. I didn’t grow to appreciate this book until a week or two later.
This book is has a wonderful family that might not always get along but it is a family that works together. There is a close sisterly bond. It features a beautiful setting and truly interest characters.
What I didn’t like when I first read this book was I couldn’t determine the characters ages. Everyone was treating Cassandra like a child so I imagined her as a child. I didn’t realize she was a 17 YEAR OLD until I read the goodreads synopsis.
This drastically changed the way I saw all the relationships, not just with her family but the potential love interests. No longer was I angry that these men, really they were in their early 20s, would be feeding this child alcohol. I began to see this book as it was intended as a beautiful coming of age story.
I can see why so many people adore this story and these characters. Cassandra was captivating.
I gave this book a B.
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.