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Subject: Has anyone read Tomato Girl? Did you like the book?
Date Posted: 7/5/2010 9:28 PM ET
Member Since: 5/19/2006
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To me it seemed like the author put as much" bad stuff" as she could into this book.  I was wondering if anyone else felt the same or really liked the book or am I missing something.

Date Posted: 7/5/2010 11:13 PM ET
Member Since: 7/23/2006
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It's been a while since I read it - but I really liked it.  I'll have to go see if I wrote a review on it... 

Date Posted: 7/6/2010 7:14 AM ET
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I really liked this book..although it was a depressing book. Think I read it in one sitting.

Date Posted: 7/7/2010 11:54 AM ET
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I haven't read it yet, but it's on my TBR pile. Hmmm, you all are making me want to go read it now. :)

Date Posted: 7/7/2010 5:40 PM ET
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I really disliked this book. I also thought it was all about dysfunction.

Date Posted: 7/7/2010 6:45 PM ET
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I finished the book but it was not my favorite. 

Date Posted: 7/7/2010 7:05 PM ET
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I didn't really care for it.  I had high hopes too, after hearing such rave reviews from other members here.

Date Posted: 7/7/2010 10:31 PM ET
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I read the whole book while sitting on the beach with tears streaming out of my eyes.  I want to read a sequel, so I feel better for the character.

Date Posted: 7/8/2010 1:09 PM ET
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I started reading it and had to put it aside.  So many of the themes that popped up in the first thirty pages were so wrenching that I knew that I was not in the mood for it.  The writing was lovely though, so I may come back to it at some point.

Date Posted: 7/9/2010 11:27 PM ET
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I thought it was OK, but didn't love it.   Something about it bugged me.

Sometimes when I'm reading a book, I feel like the author is deliberately trying to manipulate my emotions, like it's getting too much like a soap opera.     Too many bad things happening in the book is a dead giveaway for this type of book.   I REALLY dislike being manipulated.     This book made me feel that way a little.