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This wasn’t my favorite of Ruta Sepetys’ books. Some of it seemed a little over the top. I thought it was ridiculous that Josie meets Charlotte, a book store customer, and they are immediately best friends. One short conversation and she’s invited to a fancy party at her house. I feel like there should have been a little more “get to know you.” Maybe Charlotte becomes a regular before she decides that Josie should come to Smith for college.
I wish I could remember more specifics, but I read this about a month and a half ago.