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not what I was expecting...
Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2013
I read the first three or four chapters, then decided to move on to something else, thinking I might come back to it later. But after six months or so of passing over it for another "something else", I decided to delete it from my device.
The chapters I read just didn't feel cohesive enough for me to want to stick with the characters and keep reading. The girl I met in the first chapter was not the same girl by the third or fourth chapter, and the transitions were too jarring to be interesting. I got the impression that the writers were more interested in showing their unique voice and making an impact than in developing a consistent storyline. It's hard to stick with a story when you get the sense that it's going to change so completely every time a new writer comes on board...
Maybe if I had stuck with it longer, maybe it would have improved. Maybe. But honestly? It's rare that I abandon any book, even one that I don't particularly like. I usually keep plowing through, expecting it to get better. But this one, written so obviously by a different author for every chapter... It was easy to just stop.
Maybe I'll pick it up again some time in the future. Maybe.