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Topic: The Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Kittle

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Subject: The Kindness of Strangers by Katrina Kittle
Date Posted: 6/15/2008 5:10 PM ET
Member Since: 9/19/2006
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Wow! I am surprised to say that I loved a book about childhood sexual abuse, but this book was wonderful! While a difficult subject, it is also a terribly important one too. This book takes a compassionate, thoughtful look into a terrible reality. Each chapter is told from a different characters point of view which helps show that abuse affects all those involved very differently. The characters are riveting and you can't help but be pulled in by their story.

Has anyone else read this?

Date Posted: 6/15/2008 7:51 PM ET
Member Since: 1/12/2006
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I read it but unfortunately, I thought it was only okay. I sort of expected more I guess:(




Date Posted: 6/22/2008 10:53 PM ET
Member Since: 3/5/2006
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i really loved it too, but not my favorite of her three. she is a WONDERFUL author. if you haven't read her first yet (Traveling Light) please do! you'll cry but it's beautiful!

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 6/23/2008 5:03 AM ET
Member Since: 9/5/2005
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Thanks - I just added it to my WL. :)

Date Posted: 6/29/2008 11:53 PM ET
Member Since: 12/28/2005
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I really liked it also.  Not for the squeamish though.  It is a horrifying subject.

Date Posted: 6/30/2008 9:00 PM ET
Member Since: 9/19/2006
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L - just so you know, it is fiction.  I know you don't read too much fiction...  :)

Date Posted: 8/5/2008 12:22 AM ET
Member Since: 6/21/2008
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This is my favorite of this author's books and one of the best novels I have read in a long while.  I found the characters every bit as engaging and facinating as the ones in The Breakdown Lane, another of my favorite, little read books.  Both authors/books do an incredible job of portraying teenage boys.  How do the author's do that?