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The Drowning Season by Alice Hoffman

mematilda's review against another edition

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dark emotional inspiring slow-paced

3.75

jenneraytah's review against another edition

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3.0

It's one of Hoffman's earlier books, and it shows. It's solid, but not captivating in the way her later works are.

jillycat's review against another edition

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reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

trishadanforth27's review against another edition

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slow-paced

3.0

cremeux's review against another edition

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emotional mysterious sad slow-paced

3.5

abbeybelchior's review against another edition

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mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

malvord27's review against another edition

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5.0

This is my third book by Alice Hoffman and it did not disappoint. I think I picked it up on a "Kindle discount day" just based on the author's name alone and I'm so glad I did. Hoffman knows how to describe characters and feelings, and in this book she did a great job of telling the story from the point of view of a teenage girl. I appreciated the multi-generationalness in this book, and a good look at how they all impact each other.

All in all, a great book. Can't wait to read more by Alice Hoffman.

adrianna80's review against another edition

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3.0

Not as magical as some of her other stories. The characters were just okay , no one to root for, no one to hate.

sophierayton's review against another edition

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2.0

This is a bit wonderful and a lot weird.

robinhigdon's review against another edition

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3.0

I am a great fan of Alice Hoffman, but will say this one was not one of my favorites. I never got a real sense of any of the characters.