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Trust Exercise: A Novel | Susan Choi
Pulitzer Finalist Susan Choi's narrative-upending novel about what happens when a first love between high school students is interrupted by the attentions of a charismatic teacher. In 1982 in a southern city, David and Sarah, two freshmen at a highly competitive performing arts high school, thrive alongside their school peers in a rarified bubble, ambitiously devoting themselves to their studies - to music, to movement, to Shakespeare and, particularly, to classes taught by the magnetic acting teacher Mr. Kingsley. It is here in these halls that David and Sarah fall innocently and powerfully into first love. And also where, as this class of students rises through the ranks of high school, the outside world of family life and economic status, of academic pressure and the future, does not affect them - until it does - in a sudden spiral of events that brings a startling close to the first part of this novel.In the book's second part, the reader immediately and surprisingly learns that what we understood to have happened thus far in the story is not completely true, though it's not entirely false either. The plot thickens and speeds up and tightens, until, with a stunning coda, the author reveals a final piece of the puzzle that makes this novel shock and resonate long after the final sentence.As captivating and tender as it is brilliantly surprising, Trust Exercise will not only incite heated conversations about fiction and truth, about friendships and loyalties, but also leave readers with wise impressions about the capacities of adolescents and the powers and responsibilities of adults.
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jenniferw88
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@Cinfhen she's through to next week with a safe seat!!!

#bfcr4 update week 3
10/12 books
4 1/2 / 3 walks!!!
1/3 fruit and veg
1 day w/o chocolate
18/23 blood sugars
23/28 injections
14/14 magnesium

@wanderinglynn @Chrissyreadit

Cinfhen Ohhhh!!! So exciting to hear!!! We get the show televised on Sunday and Wednesday ( I think) 🤔I‘ve been watching on YouTube 😉 3w
Chrissyreadit Nice on the walks!!!! 3w
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 3w
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Moray_Reads
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This is the sort of thing that is making this book an almost unbearable chore

MicheleinPhilly WHAT??? My head. It hurts. 1mo
RachelO Um, no. 1mo
ravenlee Between that and reading the synopsis, I‘m going with a hard pass. 1mo
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LeahBergen Oh, GOD. 🙄🙄🙄 1mo
Moray_Reads @leahbergen @ravenlee @RachelO @MicheleinPhilly I waded through to the end but it was interminable, overwrought and self-important characters wrapped up in overwrought self-important prose. And not in a clever or interesting way 1mo
Suet624 Yup. I was seriously disappointed by this book. 1mo
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thebluestocking
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The fiction finalists for the National Book Awards were announced today. I have not read any of these!

#nationalbookaward

cathipink I've read the last two and really liked both. Listening to Trust Exercise right now. 1mo
thebluestocking @cathipink That‘s awesome. 💙 I‘m putting holds in the ones my library has. 1mo
cathipink I hope you enjoy! I'll be curious to hear your thoughts 🙂 1mo
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llawela
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Pickpick

Choi captures the excruciating aspects of being a teen girl so well. Laughed aloud so often...would have underlined equally often if it wasn't a library book.
Book then becomes something quite else, which while jarring at first, was ultimately brilliant. Highly recommend.

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sakeriver
Pickpick

Most of what I've seen people say about this book has focused on the structure. And, yes, that was striking, but what stuck with me most was the portrayal of different forms of desire, the slippery perspective, the theater milieu. I do find the metafictional aspect interesting, the conversation it provokes about the nature (and responsibility?) of fiction, but I‘m not sure quite where I or the book are on those questions. Anyway, yeah, I liked it.

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sakeriver
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therealdealbeall
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I've never attended performing arts school, but boy oh boy did Susan Choi capture how I feel about musicals being someone who does community theatre but can't sing.

lynneamch Found her fascinating today at #NatBookFest, but think I'll start with one of her others instead. Maybe 3mo
therealdealbeall @lynneamch I can definitely see how this one might not be for everyone. I was interested because of the theatre content and didn't realize how much teenage off-stage drama there would be. I've been doing it as an audiobook, but I might have gotten more annoyed with it if I was reading a physical copy. 3mo
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mklong
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Panpan

I hated pretty much everyone in this novel, which is not a great starting point. Choi seemed to be trying to make this much more than teenage melodrama, but for me, it didn‘t get there. The narrative tricks she uses in an attempt to elevate it, feel like tricks and as such, fell flat for me.

KristenDuck Thanks for being honest! 3mo
merelybookish I'm so curious about this book! It has rave reviews but so many people hate it. I guess I need to read it for myself. 3mo
mklong @merelybookish I would be interested to hear what you think. There seems to be no in between on this one. 3mo
Megabooks Totally agree! 3mo
Redwritinghood Yup! Totally agree. This one didn‘t appeal to me either. 3mo
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ONH
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Pickpick

This book is SO GOOD— but I keep having to stop reading it every 15 pages or so because the emotional depth and heartbreak of it is really getting me 😭

One quote I really like so far: “Feeling is the archive upon which we draw, but the archive has doors or perhaps it has drawers, it‘s got storage, an index, the metaphor for the archive of feelings has been lost on Sarah but she gets the idea. You‘re f****d if it isn‘t in order.”

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Pickpick

A book about friendship and love. High school and drama. Growing up. Extremely well written.

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JennyM
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Mehso-so

What to say about this book?!?! On one hand I thought it was brilliant. Focused on a thespian group of adolescents, it was dripping in teenage angst and drama, which the writing so aptly captured. Yet because of this, it was such a slog to read, and I felt wrung out every time I picked it up. Perhaps a little too over-wrought in style for me, I was quite glad when I finished it.

JennyM @cathipink - it was not what I was expecting, and I kinda need to recover now! 4mo
Suet624 Yup. I'm with you on this opinion. 4mo
JennyM @Suet624 it was a weird one, hey? The writing did something to me...I had a ball of anxiety in my chest pretty much through most of it. Which only a skilled writer can achieve, but it wasn‘t a pleasant experience! 4mo
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cathipink Thank you for tagging me in your review! I'm sorry it was only a so-so 🙁 I think I might give it a pass... 4mo
JennyM @cathipink a pass is a good choice I think. Lots of other books to pick from as a next read 😊 4mo
Megabooks Slog pretty much describes how I feel about it. 🤣 4mo
JennyM @Megabooks I hear you!!! 😆 4mo
RaimeyGallant Interesting! 4mo
JennyM @RaimeyGallant hats off to the author for being able to induce such strong emotions in me! 4mo
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Hestapleton
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Panpan

I don‘t think I get this one. The first half was weird and full of teenage angst, more angst-y than more YA. The second half, instead of providing clarity on the first, was more confusing than anything else. I left the book unsure of who these characters were or what actually happened to them. ⭐️⭐️ #netgalley Book 25/30 for #bfcr2

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Floresj
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Pickpick

This was quite the display of drama, and I couldn‘t put it down. I‘m not sure exactly what happened, I didn‘t really like the characters, but I‘m glad I read it for reasons I don‘t even know. It‘s been compared to Asymmetry, which I loved, and I don‘t think it was as good. Entertaining in a “these characters are a train wreck” sort of way...

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Suet624
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Had to laugh when I read this line. Truth.

tammysue That‘s so true! 4mo
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Rachel_nyc
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Mehso-so

I‘ve only read two but I‘m definitely not impressed with the summer #ToB shortlist so far. I struggled through the angsty first part of the book because I was curious what the switch in POV would bring. I don‘t want to spoil anyone with specifics but I actually started liking it but it wasn‘t enough to make up for the drama kid drama. My reading buddy wasn‘t impressed either! #catsoflitsy #camptob

brit91 Lol I love his face so cute!😍🤣😻 4mo
AlaMich Grumpy!!😾 4mo
Rachel_nyc @AlaMich @brit91 lol He is actually the sweetest cat ever but he always looks grumpy in photos! 😹😹 4mo
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Ruthiella This title and Lost Children Archive are my favorites actually. But I can see where Trust Exercise would frustrate. I‘m still not sure what happened but I‘ve enjoyed thinking about it. 4mo
Rachel_nyc @Ruthiella Even though I didn‘t love it, I am definitely still thinking about it which is why I wouldn‘t dismiss it. Definitely a lot to unpack will make for lively discussion! I‘m excited to read Lost Children Archives soon. 4mo
Suet624 Yup. Glad to see I‘m not the only one with the so-so rating. 4mo
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UnabridgedPod
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Pickpick

I recently listened to a podcast in which the guest talked about abandoning Susan Choi's Trust Exercise because of her negative reaction to the writing style. I found myself having a similarly hesitant reaction to the writing style--it felt overwrought . . . but it also felt deliberate. My faith was restored as the book continued, when I reached section 2. (continued in comments)

UnabridgedPod I don't want to take away the joy of any reader's discovery because there's a lot here the relies on the experience of reading the novel (and of reflecting on one's own reactions to the reading). It reminded me of a grad school discussion of Lawrence Durrell's The Alexandria Quartet and his deliberate manipulation of the reader's understanding of each character. ⬇️ 4mo
UnabridgedPod The novel's focus is the student body of a performing arts school: their relationships, with each other and with their teachers, provide a dramatic tale of adolescence, of innocence and corruption, of coming of age. At any rate, I'll just say: Stick with Trust Exercise. The book is worth the journey. (This is another Camp ToB book!) 4mo
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Suet624
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Love this line. I‘m quite familiar with a few of these types. 😂😂

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Suet624
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Mehso-so

I read this as part of the Tournament of Books Summer Camp Program. I can‘t “pan” it outright because Choi‘s attempt was appreciated, but I will say that I never cared at any time for any of the characters, the writing, or the concept. I‘m with @DavidDiamond @TheNerdyProfessor who both made me laugh with their comments on the book. My advice? Don‘t bother.

BarbaraBB Such a pity you didn‘t like it. I was just adding it to my wishlist because of @AlizaApp review. I held you both high when it comes to bookish taste. Now I don‘t know anymore 🤷🏻‍♀️😉! Maybe I must judge for myself! 😘 (edited) 4mo
Suet624 @BarbaraBB everything that @AlizaApp says is true and I appreciated the attempt that was made to tell this story. However, I just didn‘t like any of it. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Check it out. I‘d love to see where you fall in the like/dislike scale. 😀 4mo
AlizaApp @Suet624 I understand why this book is not for everyone, so that‘s fair. But I do like when books and stories genuinely surprise me, which this one did. I also love a vengeful narrator. So this one ended up working for me! @BarbaraBB I guess you will have to read it and let us know! 4mo
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BarbaraBB @AlizaApp I guess I will. Both your reactions make me real curious! 💜 4mo
Megabooks I bailed! 4mo
Rachel_nyc I‘m reading this now and I‘m glad to see I‘m not the only one with mixed feelings about it. I just finished the first part and actively dislike most of the characters. I‘m curious to know where all this is leading though. 4mo
Liz_M I need you all to hash tag your ToB reviews so I can read the books vicariously. 😁 I am resisting getting sucked in until I finish my 1001-books goal. 4mo
Suet624 @Rachel_nyc I‘m curious if you finished this one. Your thoughts? 4mo
Suet624 @Liz_M this summer‘s selection of books so far has been meh. Lost Children Archive is one I wouldn‘t have read if not for the TOB though and I definitely think it‘s one to be read. 4mo
Rachel_nyc @Suet624 I did finish and I thought the change in POV in the second part of the book made it much more interesting and thought provoking. I can‘t say I enjoyed the book but I think the fact that even after finishing, it‘s not clear what really happened makes for an interesting conversation. 4mo
Suet624 @Rachel_nyc I agree that the second half made the story more interesting. I‘m glad you enjoyed it. 💕 4mo
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AlizaApp
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Pickpick

Theater kids and the inappropriate teachers who interfere with their lives. There is no way to describe this without spoiling, but I loved the way things were not what they seemed, and the ways the author reminds us to never trust a writer.

saresmoore Okay, I‘m intrigued! 4mo
BarbaraBB Me too. Great review. 4mo
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Godpants
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Trying something a little different than my usual.

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AudreyMorris
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Pickpick

I really struggled with the first half of this one—the second half pulled it all together with the perspective of another character. There were several reveals that felt like they were supposed to be bombshells, but they weren‘t. I think Choi crafted this so carefully that the clues are all there. #camptob

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ReadingEnvy
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Mehso-so

Trust Exercise by Susan Choi is a hard novel to discuss without ruining the experience so I will just say it starts out with high school students in an arts magnet school with a lot of theater focus. I read it because it was on the tournament of books camptob list.

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DavidDiamond
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Rambling and repetitive prose, scant use of punctuation and no chapters! To sum up my feelings for the book, I shall express them much in the same way as is described in the book itself during one of the trust exercises between two of the main characters:
"You did not like this book."
"I did not like this book."
"You did not like this book."
"I did not like this book."
"You did not like this book."
"I did not like this book."

Well-ReadNeck 😂😂😂 5mo
TheNerdyProfessor I think you mean: You did not like this book ... YOU did not like this book ... You did NOT like this book... 🤦I hated this one. 5mo
LiteraryinLititz Wow! I have this on my shelf and wonder if I‘ll have the same reaction. Thanks for the warning! 5mo
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DavidDiamond @TheNerdyProfessor I thought that‘s how it went, but couldn‘t be bothered enough to search the book to be sure. I just wanted it over with! 5mo
DavidDiamond @LiteraryinLititz You‘ve been warned! 😂 5mo
Suet624 @TheNerdyProfessor I laughed when I saw your comments in addition to David‘s. So accurate. 4mo
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DavidDiamond
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Me trying to get through this book.

BarbaraBB Is it hard?! 5mo
DavidDiamond @BarbaraBB I wouldn‘t say its hard as in difficult to understand...but hard in the sense that it‘s just tough to get through. Meandering at times and repetitive with sentences that go on and on. But I‘m going to keep going! 5mo
Suet624 That's me right now. 4mo
DavidDiamond @Suet624 😂😂 4mo
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Christine
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Theme of today‘s library new release shelf impulse borrows: Super Buzzy Books with Very Mixed Reviews on Litsy. Wondering which one to try first...🎲

Augustdana I really liked normal people, if that helps at all! 😁😁 6mo
Christine @Augustdana Haha, yes, it does help! 6mo
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BittersweetBooks
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Girls are complicated. They rarely love each other without also hating each other. They often react to differences of situation with envy even if the difference, the thing their girlfriend has that they don‘t, is a thing they never wanted in the first place 🎭

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BooksForEmpathy
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Pickpick

I‘ve been in a bit of a reading rut and Susan Choi‘s novel was everything I wanted and didn‘t even know I needed.

I loved the structure and the story (with A+ themes of memory, first love, artistic endeavors, power and abuse, relationships between mentors and students) and most importantly, how Choi forced me to take an active role in what I was doing + reading + believing. Reading is a “trust exercise” itself, and this realization was thrilling.

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BooksForEmpathy
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Yesterday was really nice 💕.

I have about 50 pages left in this book and I think it‘s exquisite. It‘s subtle and can be dense, yet I was all in from the first “trust exercise” the characters take part in. I loved participating in drama therapy exercises in grad school and this reminds me of how immersive, terrifying, and deeply cathartic they can be.

saresmoore ♥️♥️♥️ 6mo
BarbaraBB That picture 😍 6mo
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Redwritinghood
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Mehso-so

Probably my biggest issue with this book is that I just didn‘t care what happened to any of the characters. They were all drawn as petty children, parochial in their own sense of their worldliness. I think that was intentional, but even unlikable characters can be interesting if there is a story that works. This one doesn‘t. The first part is very dramatic. The second part switches to a different character‘s POV. The ending - 🤷🏻‍♀️ Maybe 2.5⭐️

8little_paws Oh I 100% agree with this reviews 5mo
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Kleonard
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Mehso-so

I enjoyed the first half of this book much more than the second half. 😐

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andytbarnes
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I know art is subjective and all of that but I am baffled by the low review scores on this one. Respectfully think Littens missed the mark on this. 31% pick what may go down as my favorite read of 2019, weird! A destabilizing read, Choi‘s crafted something bold. Something that expertly meditates on memory, autonomy, and the nature of fiction itself. Clearly not for everyone but for those after something unsettling, I found it supremely rewarding.

REPollock I get the idea that people like to hate on Susan Choi. I haven‘t read this one yet but I found the two books of hers I have read really thought-provoking and they both had a lot of haters. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 6mo
suzisteffen Immediate stack add! Also, hmmmmmmm, why DO people hate on Susan Choi? 6mo
BeckyMerilatt I loved it too! I think it‘s a really important book as well. The fluidity if the truth etc. Very timely. 6mo
8little_paws This was my first Susan Choi. I got really sick of the teens in part 1, having just finished employment at a public arts school just like in the book, and I struggled to re-engage after that. 6mo
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ferskner
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This is FABULOUS idea @wanderinglynn! Since my surgeries two (!) years ago, my physical activity has tanked and I feel it every day in so many ways. Therefore my goal is 30+ minutes of any kind of physical activity per day (cardio, leisurely walks, strength training, yoga, etc.), and 12 books read. Join in, everyone!

#bookfitnesschallenge

wanderinglynn Yay! 🙌🏻 Welcome aboard! Great goals. 👍🏻 6mo
Kaye 💚 6mo
Reecaspieces Awesome 6mo
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8little_paws
Mehso-so

Reminds me so much of Asymmetry but not as interesting to read IMO. I couldn't connect with these kids at all, and the ending didn't pull it together. Interesting concept though.

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BookishMarginalia
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Bailedbailed

Kirkus, you have failed me! It gave a star to this book and I usually agree with its reviewers, but not this time. I hated the characters. I hated the writing style (no, sentence fragments for no reason are not “exquisite”). I hated the setting. And when the first narrative turn came out of nowhere on page 132, I bailed. Life‘s too short and I really hated this book.

BookishMarginalia If you want a much more entertaining book with the same type of bratty, theater-type teens at an “elite” program, try 7mo
Velvetfur Sorry to hear of your bad experience 🙁 7mo
merelybookish Lots of conflicting opinions about this one! Raves and pans! 7mo
Alfoster Rats! I bought this because BookRiot praised it! But I loved so totally agree! 7mo
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TheNerdyProfessor
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I do not understand the rave reviews of this book. I've spent a few days contemplating the ending and at the end of the day: I feel like this whole novel was pointless. I understand the structure of the novel and have worked through the "twist" but I just feel as though this book was a waste of time. Yes all the characters are connected, but to no discernible end. ⭐⭐⭐ is generous.

What do others think? Did I miss something?

Redwritinghood Waiting to get this from the library. Reviews have been all over the place. 7mo
TheNerdyProfessor @Redwritinghood When you do get this from the library I would be very interested in your thoughts. I agree - the reviews are polarized! 7mo
sbains1980 Was curious about this one....thnx for your thoughts! 7mo
BookishMarginalia I hated it. I forced myself to finish the first part but when the first “turn” in the narrative arrived on page 132 I just wanted to throw the book out the window. I cannot understand the reviews either. 7mo
TheNerdyProfessor @BookishMarginalia I feel vindicated by your feedback 😂 I found the writing disjointed and hard to follow with all the run-on sentences. I think the structure of the novel became too much the focus and the storyline unfortunately did not go anywhere. 7mo
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8little_paws
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I'm really not doing well these past few days, horrible cold. Tried to read Black Leopard Red Wolf but that book is pretty complex and I'm just not up for that level of narrative challenge right now. Giving this a shot instead.

cobwebmoth I'm sorry you're feeling so bad. I hope you feel better soon. 7mo
irre Feel better! 7mo
mcipher Get well soon! 7mo
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britt_brooke Hope you‘re better soon! 7mo
Soubhiville Hope you‘re feeling better soon! ❤️ 7mo
Dragon Feel better soon! 💐 7mo
Lindy 🌻 7mo
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TheNerdyProfessor
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Today I'm the Girl on the Train 🛤️🚞📖

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DancingPhoenix

Theatre, Mr. Kingsley had written in tall, slashing letters of chalk on the board. “That‘s the way it is spelled” he had said. “If you ever spell this with er at the end, you will fail the assignment.”

DancingPhoenix I already hate this guy 😂 7mo
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sophierayton
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Mehso-so

Whaaaaa??? Beautiful writing but very confusing. I feel like I'd need to read it at least one more time and possibly more to understand what's really going on here.

TheNerdyProfessor I just entered part 2 and I'm like WTF is going on? 7mo
sophierayton @TheNerdyProfessor Yep, get used to that feeling because it didn't get clearer for me. 7mo
BookishMarginalia I bailed on page 133. Good riddance. 7mo
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TheNerdyProfessor
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I waited all year for this book to come out. I'm roughly 50 pages in and am just starting to hit a stride. The writing style was hard to adapt to, as the author is quite fond of long, run-on sentences. Has anyone else read this one or started it? Early reviews seem polarized!

Megabooks I almost checked it out from the library. I should have. 7mo
BookishMarginalia Hated all 133 pages of it I read. 7mo
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TheNerdyProfessor
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1. Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
2. 🙈 Or 🦖
3. 😭😂😱 (Lots of intense emotions, I guess)

#weekensreads @rachelsbrittain

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MicheleinPhilly
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Thanks so much Holly! #bookmail

bookish_wookish I just entered to this one from book riot!! 🤞🏼 7mo
Hooked_on_books You‘re welcome! I‘m glad it got there so fast. 👍🏼 7mo
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Skeebies05
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Love when I can snag a library book early before all the holds come in!

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Hooked_on_books
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Panpan

This novel is more like 2 linked novellas and a short story with the linkage of the final story to the other 2 less clear. It starts with dense, meandering prose and does become somewhat compelling in places, but I kept finding myself wondering what was the point. Then near the end a sexual assault seems to be thrown in simply for the shock factor. This just didn‘t work for me.

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BookAlongBlog
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Pickpick

Available April 9th! 4/5🌟 I loved her writing so much! She's very talented. Her prose are sharp and purposeful. This story is set in the 1980's (which I loved) and it focuses on two high school students first love experience while attending a competitive performing arts school. But It so so much more that this. With themes of power, between student and teacher, men and women. This book gives you a lot to think about.
#bookreview #bookblogger

MrBook Great review! 7mo
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Lexeegee
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I really didn‘t expect to like this book. However, it is almost one of those can‘t put down books for me. (BTW, how beautiful are my tulips?) 🌷

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful!! 8mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa So pretty! 8mo
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Lexeegee
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Suicide, she realizes, isn‘t opting out of the future, it‘s opting out of the present, for who can see more of the future than that? Reference to the future, to its unbroken promise is the reflex of those for whom the future‘s mirage still exists.

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Lauren.Archer
Mehso-so

This book is in 2 parts. The first part of this book completely grabbed me, I thought what an opening. Unfortunately, It seemed to spiral downwards about a 3rd of the way into the book. These characters were very unlikeable to me. This book might have been to close to home for me. As I write this I am thinking that I am upping this to 3 stars, because if an author can incite that feeling then they have done their job.

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RealLifeReading
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Haven‘t done much online this weekend mostly because of bad reception where we were (in the mountains). It was surprisingly warm but there was still plenty of snow ❄️ and I had my first ski lesson (and realized I‘m not a skier). The kids tried out snowboarding!
Tell me what you‘ve been up to!

DivineDiana Don‘t know until you try! 😉 Good for you! 👏🏻 8mo
CouronneDhiver That‘s exciting 😊 Winter sports are good fun. I‘m watching footie on TV ⚽️ 8mo
wordzie 😎 ⛄. Just 📚 and a ⛪ meeting. 8mo
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LibrarianJen Tomorrow will be the first day back to work after spring break. Today has been filled with meal prepping and laundry. 8mo
Redwritinghood Prom dress shopping with my daughter and her friend. 8mo
Dorianna Lazy Sunday of laundry, reading, movie watching. 8mo
AlaMich As someone who never skied until I was an adult—and didn‘t enjoy it that much—I‘ve come to the conclusion that skiing is best learned as a child or teenager. It really helps to be fearless and think you‘re invincible! 8mo
RealLifeReading @DivineDiana thanks! I‘m glad I tried it! 8mo
RealLifeReading @CouronneDhiver fun! Who‘s playing? 8mo
RealLifeReading @wordzie that sounds like a nice Sunday! 8mo
RealLifeReading @LibrarianJen happy first day back to work! What kind of meals do you prep? 8mo
RealLifeReading @Redwritinghood awesome! I hope they found something they loved! 8mo
RealLifeReading @dorianna sounds lovely! What were you reading and watching? 8mo
CouronneDhiver Bayern vs Mainz and Liverpool vs Fulham. Both of my teams won 👍🏽 8mo
RealLifeReading @AlaMich I completely agree! I think I was very tense and kinda anxious about colliding into people 😂😂 and needlessly so. 8mo
LibrarianJen Thanks! I usually just do grab and go snack bags, cut up veggies and fruit, boil eggs that kind of thing. 8mo
Dorianna @RealLifeReading I watched Ratatouille on TV and read The Lady From The Black Lagoon by Mallory O‘Meara. 8mo
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readordierachel
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What a lovely surprise, Jennifer! Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and generosity! I'm really looking forward to this book, and the postcard is perfect. Having just moved to a new place after 15 years, it hit me right in the feels 💕 @Jas16

Jas16 I am so glad the second time was the charm! I hope you enjoy it! 9mo
readordierachel @Jas16 🤗🤗 9mo
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