Thursday, May 25, 2017

Quicksand Pond

When you read a book by certain authors you expect greatness.  It is wonderful when an author delivers yet again and disappointing when it just doesn't live up to your expectations.  I am not sure exactly where this falls for me.  I thought the writing was well done and for the most part I liked the story.  

Jessie is on vacation with her family and discovers a raft upon which she starts exploring around the pond.  She is soon joined by Terri.  Unfortunately Terri and her family have a history and while their friendship is genuine others feel it is doomed.  Meanwhile, an elderly lady watches the girls using the raft and is taken back to her childhood days on a raft and a terrible event that led to the downfall of Terri's family.

But the ending though...  too many loose ends and unsettled emotions.  I also was disappointed in the treatment of Terri and how no one came to her help when she was obviously abused.  

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