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Re: Most appealing!

Post Number:#16 by MarisaRose
» 04 Sep 2016, 09:52

I found the most appealing aspect of "Orphan Train" to be the juxtaposition between the past and the present. The author does a great job intertwining the relevance of one character's experience with the orphan train and the other character's present reality. I think in general, the public is relatively unaware of the "orphan train experience" and this novel is a real eye opener, describing the sadness of the times.
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Re: Most appealing!

Post Number:#17 by AA1495
» 07 Sep 2016, 11:28

arpi05 wrote:Just like all the others, I too absolutely loved the beginning of the story. The whole concept of Orphan Trains was really new and fascinating to me. It made me realize that there's so much more in the world that we don't know about. Actually, that's the thing I llove about books, they show you a side on this world which is untouched, unexplored.


Completely agree with you on this. There's so much to learn from books and the unexplored theme is what caught my attention as well.
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Re: Most appealing!

Post Number:#18 by Genaaa
» 10 Sep 2016, 03:34

I would hope the story line and the plot themselves would be enough to draw in the public. After all, who wants to read something that doesn't grab their interest as soon as they see it. I know personally, if the plot doesn't seem interesting enough, I'm usually not motivated to read it.
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Post Number:#19 by AA1495
» 10 Sep 2016, 11:34

Genaaa wrote:I would hope the story line and the plot themselves would be enough to draw in the public. After all, who wants to read something that doesn't grab their interest as soon as they see it. I know personally, if the plot doesn't seem interesting enough, I'm usually not motivated to read it.


Same. I'll go for a book that has an interesting synopsis. The cover and title also help, ofcourse!
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Post Number:#20 by Kia
» 10 Sep 2016, 12:42

Genaaa wrote:I would hope the story line and the plot themselves would be enough to draw in the public. After all, who wants to read something that doesn't grab their interest as soon as they see it. I know personally, if the plot doesn't seem interesting enough, I'm usually not motivated to read it.

I also have to agree with this. After all, why bother to read a book that doesn't sound interesting? That kind of defeats the purpose of reading.
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Re: Most appealing!

Post Number:#21 by Carsh_Lohal
» 12 Sep 2016, 12:47

I think the fact that the orphan trains happened relatively recently from a historical perspective, and yet so many don't know about them would be a big draw to people. The cover initially made me pick it up, but when I read the back and realized that the orphan trains were still running within the last 100 years made me feel like I had to find out about them.
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Re: Most appealing!

Post Number:#22 by ellieonline03
» 30 Sep 2016, 10:33

Amh73090 wrote:I think the story itself is interesting enough to pull the public in. At least that's how I get pulled in to books. If the story line is good enough I'd be willing to read almost anything.


I totally agree! I get dragged into reading the books I previously read because of the story. This book pulled me in the same way. There are some genres I am hesitant to read so I usually rely on how strong the story appeals to me when I read the synopsis.
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