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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Like Mandarin Midway Mention

Hey Blogger Buds,
I haven't had an MM in a while, so let me refresh your memory.
Midway Mention is a feature here on Riv Reads, in which I talk about a book I'm currently reading. Usually, I'm about halfway through the book.

Today's MM is for Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard. It's about Grace Carpenter, a average girl who wants to break free and leave Nowheresville, Wyoming. Grace has another goal that focuses around wild, beautiful, carefree Mandarin Ramey. Grace wants to be Like Mandarin.

I'm absolutely LOVING this book. As cheesy as it may sound, I see myself in Grace. Sure, I live in the city that never sleeps, not in the badlands of Wyoming, but Grace wants to leave, and see something besides what she's seen all her life; she wants to meet new people, find someplace different.
The book is written really well, and I can understand and feel Grace's emotions, her frustration, her anger, her sadness, her elation, and everything in between.

So far, I give Like Mandarin 5 stars. I would give it more, except I haven't finished it yet, and I want to wait until I'm done to rate it off the charts.
I'm on page 177 out of 305 (more, if you count the acknowledgments.)
Add Like Mandarin on Goodreads.

Peace and oranges,

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