airealataiel (airealataiel) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

The Outcast - Sadie Jones

Hello there! I'm new here, and I thought that I would contribute a little something. :) So here are some of my thoughts on my first book of 2012.

Title: The Outcast
Author: Sadie Jones
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance, Family, Abuse
Rating: 3/5

Review: This was possibly the saddest book I have ever read. From start to finish, it was so dismal and gloomy that I almost couldn't stand to continue, yet it was engaging enough that I had to keep going. The prose itself was well written and I found the characters to be compelling and fairly complex, but the story was so depressing and hopeless. All throughout, I kept expecting or at least wishing for it to be over, and then it would just get worse.

I did enjoy the book, but I would not care to read it again any time soon and I'm not sure that I would recommend it to others. If you were planning on reading this, I would not stop you, but I would say: be advised.
Tags: historical fiction, orange prize, romance

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