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    Quote Originally Posted by WarZidane View Post
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    I thought it was particularly unusual that I couldn't hate the parents despite the fact they screwed up so much and did some awful things. You can tell they love their kids and want what's best for them, they're just so flawed and don't really know what's actually best for their kids sometimes (most of the time?)
    (SPOILER)Yeah, I felt that too. Although, there were points I was thoroughly infuriated with the way they acted. Such as when the dad took her to the bar, or when the mum said she didn't believe in glasses (although that was possibly a money thing more than anything else).

    But overall I held no resentment towards them, which is surprising because by all means they were really not good parents.

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    Why do I bother? Book still hasn't arrived...

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    Seven days into August, how are we all doing?

    As for me, my copy hasn't arrived yet but it'll be here this week, and it is the next book on my queue. Glad to see you all discussing it! Makes me excited to see what I'm missing out on.


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    STILL waiting on it

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    I think we should decide on September's book soon so we can all get it in time for the start of the month.

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    Haha, yeah, that might be a plan.

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    Who's going to pick the next one?

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    My book has finally arrived! Whoo hoo! Has everyone finished this now or what? Stay tuned for my thoughts. I'll put them in spoiler tags just in case.

    Also, I'm going to recommend The Man on Platform Five by Robert Llewellyn for September. It should appeal to all you nerds

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    I didn't realize this was becoming a movie! :o

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    Yes, which is probably why you struggled to get a copy from your library!
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    Only two more people ahead of me on that library copy so I think i may actually get it in time!

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    Not if they read at my pace.

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    It only allows an allotted days as it's an ebook check out so luckily even if they do read slow, it still gets taken from them muahha

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    And it's only like 230 pages.
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    Got my copy yesterday! Started reading it today. About 100 pages in.

    Initial ThoughtsGoodness me, someone call social services or something. My opinion of them may improve over the rest of the book but currently I have a low opinion of the mother and an even lower opinion of the father. The kids though are pretty fun and toughing it out but damn.


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