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Young Adult Nonfiction 1446
Repetitive and disappointing
Overall rating 
 
2.0
Writing Style 
 
2.0
Illustrations/Photos (if applicable) 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by Dede

I really wanted to read this book by Johnny Cash's first wife, especially after seeing Walk the Line. It was good in that it showed her side of the story, but she didn't go too deep into anything. It was interesting to see how she viewed their marriage and their life apart. My one complaint, and it's a big one, is that 269 pages of the book are letters from Johnny to Vivian while he was in the army. There was nothing to compare them to because she didn't include any of hers to him, but they very quickly become repetitive. Johnny wrote her almost every single day, which is sweet, but it got a bit annoying to read so many letters when alot of them said the same thing and there seemed to be a million "honeys" "sweeties" and "I love you's." After the letters there are 51 pages of Vivian describing things from her side of the story. This book would have been better if there were less letters and more Vivian Cash.
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