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Lulubelle wrote:I agree with all the above. I think Molly was also just there for comparison e.g. Molly complaining about her lack of vegetarian options while Vivian was lucky to eat anything. I skimmed the Molly parts to get back to the main story of Vivian.
True. I didn't even make that connection, but I like the comparison. I tended to skim the Molly parts too.
bookowlie wrote:I totally agree. I felt that Molly's storyline was more of a plot device to connect the Orphan Train plot to the present, and didn't shine like Vivian's story.
Yes, definitely. Molly was a plot device to tell Vivian's story. Molly's story wouldn't stand on its own, but when you think about it in that frame of reference, I think it worked really well. I definitely agree that Dina was over the top and unbelievable - I think if she had been toned down a little it would have been even better.
CatInTheHat wrote:I enjoyed Vivian's story more, primarily because of the connections to our nation's history. Many people don't realize these things happened, less than a century ago. Her character was also more developed.
Good point! That's why I have started enjoying historical fiction more in the past few years. I like learning about something new about different periods in history. It's certainly more interesting to learn this information through a novel than a boring textbook.
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