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4.3 11
Young Adult Fiction 1073
Don't Give Up On It
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I almost gave up on this book. Several chapters in I was not identifying with the main character. She was so weird and introverted and anxious that she seemed extreme to me, and I'm an anxious introvert. Maybe she struck me as what I could be if I didn't try extremely hard every day NOT to be like her. Anyway, she was frustrating me with her weird choices and problems that weren't really problems.

But Cath grew on me.

Because, you see, Cath is adorable, and smart, and talented, and charmingly quirky. You just have to let her come out of her shell a little bit.

I left the book with a deep affection for her, and if anything I wanted to stay in her world longer to make sure everything would be okay.

I like that she and one of the other characters turn up in a cameo in Landline, because it helped tell me what happened after the book ended.
Good Points
Very 3-dimensional characters
Addresses mental illness
Made me understand fan fiction
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