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I have just a few minutes to do a quick write-up…
I liked this book. I thought it was a good BOTM pick, and a good pick for summer. I got through it very quickly, it was a quick and easy read.
I enjoyed the story and the characters. For once, it was a book where I didn’t hate 90% of the characters haha! I thought each character had unique personality, and decent development for a fairly simple book. I enjoyed the story overall, and thought it moved well. SAA did a good job of presenting the past combined with the present without all of the annoying ways that so many books mess with time nowadays.
I also preferred Julia’s story more, mostly because she was a grown up. The teen romance thing is kind of cheesy for me, and doesn’t keep me as interested.
I agree with you Mary. I thought the supernatural elements were almost unnecessary. Other than giving Win Coffey’s family a reason to not go out at night. There wasn’t really a whole lot to the supernatural components of the story, and that was probably my least favorite party of the story anyway.
I loved the section that talked about the differences in Southern barbecue. So true! I am not a fan of the “Coastal” or vinegar based barbecue. Grandpa Vance even broke it up into specific North Carolina styles “Lexington” and “Eastern Carolina.” Loved that!