Andr itibaren Jump River, WI, Birleşik Devletler
What I loved about this book is how a young boy's life was changed. He was bullied by his uncle and aunt, as well as his cousin, but that all changes. It inspired me how life DOES get better, so be optimistic. This book was filled with laughs smiles and cries. From a lonely life in London to a very popular world where everyone knew his name. It was as if everything turned into the complete opposite of how it was before that letter from Hogwarts was sent to his house. This book is beautiful, as well as the books following it. If you haven't read it (which is a complete surprise) READ IT NOW.
originally read summer 2000
I struggled to like a single character in this book. The mother and step-father were unbearable, but Frances wasn't much better. I don't know why this book rubbed me the wrong way, but I just didn't like it.
If i had wanted a book that follows some person's very boring and emotional life, i would've picked up a biography or a memoire. This book was a complete waste of my time. I don't know about you, but when I pick it a book I don't really wanna hear about how this person is doing absolutely nothing with their life besides attempting to deal with their emotional drama. If i wanted drama I can watch TV or look to my own life. The good news is that Susan Mallery told her readers what was going to happen in the synopsis at the back of the book. So if i were someone who reads the synopsis before i read the book then I could've saved myself from absolute bordem. The ending of the book really bothered me. It wouldn't have taken much to let us know that time had passed since the previous passage. This is something that her editors should've picked up on. A simple change of chapter should've been sufficient, but I guess neither Susan Mallery or her editors were on top of their game when working on this book.