Seeing we've just started into the New Year I thought I'd kick off the first entry of 2017 with something that goes back to December where two friends and I read a book together, sharing our thoughts on it.
While the book has received a number of positive reviews from people such as the School Library Journal and I loved the gritty female emancipation theme it contains, I wasn't to taken with the way it was written.
To me it feels more a straight on fictionalized retelling of a life being more an account of
"Charley's" life from the orphanage , escaping life limited to domestic
chores to owning a smallholding than a actual story, fascinating for the
historical detail but lacking in character development in areas like examining in detail how she felt and how whole incidents really played out.
This was especially noticeable in the
secondary characters such as Ebeneezer as we seldom really got to know them, having more a cursory description that lift them more into your minds eye although there was so much that could of been made of it.