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Book Review of Fortune's Rocks

Fortune's Rocks
Fortune's Rocks
Author: Anita Shreve
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Audio CD
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At first I was really turned off by the subject of this book. A 15 year old having a torrid love affair with a 40+ year old friend of her father's? Sounded like rape or child abuse to me. I found it disgusting. But, I rarely give up on a book and will generally see it through to the end. And I'm glad I did with this one. The 15 year old is mature for her age and sees life through eyes much older than those of her peers. The man is immature, impulsive, and reckless. He needs a good slap of reality and common sense up side his head, in my opinion.

However, I liked the turn of the tide in this book. Everything completely changes in a way you aren't expecting and by the end, I had a fondness for the girl and the whole situation that I couldn't have predicted. I usually love Anita Shreve books, especially "The Pilot's Wife". But, I was just mad at her in the beginning of this book. By the end, I was back to liking her again. Ha ha.