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The Private Lives of Pippa Lee - Rebecca Miller
Advantages: easily read, good that it's sectioned
Disadvantages: predictable ending
I first found out about this book through the Richard and Judy summer book club. I bought it on the off chance that it would be a good read and for me, it definately was. I started it 4 days ago and hardly ever put it down.
It was a slow start but once the narrator started to delve into her past it made it more interesting and readable. I liked that it was seperated into different sections, making it easier to understand the fact that the tense had changed. Slightly confusing bits in the middle where all her memories started to spill out at once, one minute Pippa was doing one thing and the next she was elsewhere so I had to re-read a few bits. The pace was slightly too fast here.
The ending to me, was rather predictable (the very ending that is, not the beginning of the last section). I think she could have rounded it off a bit better but it was still a really good read. I'd recommend it as a holiday book as you can easily get through it during a break.
Summary: good for a holiday read