How did you feel about Sarah in the beginning?

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Re: How did you feel about Sarah in the beginning?

Post by BoyLazy » 07 Oct 2017, 02:29

Amagine wrote:
Gingerbo0ks wrote:I thought she acted exactly as one would expect a young teenager who had been pushed from pillar to post to act. I did find it hard to pin point her age, I'm not sure this was mentioned straight away?

I did find her rude, but I'm not sure that the reader is supposed to enjoy her character right from the beginning anyway.
That could be true. Maybe she was supposed to be unlikable at first.
Loved every part of hers.
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Post by Amagine » 07 Oct 2017, 07:45

I'm glad that Sarah was a character that really impressed you. It's rare to find in works of fiction.
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Post by BoyLazy » 07 Oct 2017, 08:00

Amagine wrote:I'm glad that Sarah was a character that really impressed you. It's rare to find in works of fiction.
Is it. I am new to book reading.. I'll learn more.
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Post by Amagine » 07 Oct 2017, 08:01

You will.
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Post by Salsabila » 07 Oct 2017, 08:16

Witty kid and an absolute representation of the modern generation with hidden past. I like the way she could stand for herself even if she was a bit rude, it just proved that she had learned from her experience with her step father and step brother not to easily trust people.

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Post by Amagine » 07 Oct 2017, 08:21

Salsabila wrote:Witty kid and an absolute representation of the modern generation with hidden past. I like the way she could stand for herself even if she was a bit rude, it just proved that she had learned from her experience with her step father and step brother not to easily trust people.
She is definitely a representation of the modern generation
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Post by Rainman » 08 Oct 2017, 08:53

She was annoying at first that made me didn't like her but Im glad she finally got along with everyone

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Post by Nana Thelms » 08 Oct 2017, 09:14

Sarah was an interesting character from the start. In the beginning, I felt she was a spoilt brat and wondered whether she would be tamed by the end of the story. However, as I read on, I begun to love her character; I understood her and felt she was really brave for someone her age.
Her bluntness and candid attitude were sometimes humorous too. She really made me enjoy reading the book.

By the way, can anyone help me out with how and where I can post my review? Thanks ?

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Post by Amagine » 08 Oct 2017, 11:43

Nana Thelms wrote:Sarah was an interesting character from the start. In the beginning, I felt she was a spoilt brat and wondered whether she would be tamed by the end of the story. However, as I read on, I begun to love her character; I understood her and felt she was really brave for someone her age.
Her bluntness and candid attitude were sometimes humorous too. She really made me enjoy reading the book.

By the way, can anyone help me out with how and where I can post my review? Thanks ?
You should see a RT tab (review team) that will lead you to the forum. I can't answer to many questions here but you should ask this question under the Private Review Team forum.

Anyway, I also felt that Sarah was a spoiled brat in the beginning. She redeemed herself a little layer though.
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Post by Afuglsan » 08 Oct 2017, 22:10

Right away, she came across as a major brat. But can you blame her? The whole situation of getting dumped on your grandparents then forced onto the other one has got to be hard.

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Post by jonaya » 09 Oct 2017, 02:31

in the beginning I really felt sorry for her life as I thought it will be hard for her to coup up with life considering the fact that she had no where to go and the only hope was Ruth which also abandoned her the time she needed her most

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Post by Christina Rose » 09 Oct 2017, 04:02

Gingerbo0ks wrote:I thought she acted exactly as one would expect a young teenager who had been pushed from pillar to post to act. I did find it hard to pin point her age, I'm not sure this was mentioned straight away?

I did find her rude, but I'm not sure that the reader is supposed to enjoy her character right from the beginning anyway.
I can't remember when they mentioned Sarah's exact age, but when she arrived in the first chapter, it was guessed that she was 12 or 13.

You may be right about the reader not enjoying her character right away. I guess because I disliked her in the beginning, it made her growth more apparent.

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Post by Ayisha M Ashruf » 09 Oct 2017, 12:54

I was one part annoyed. I felt two parts sorry for her. I wasn't too sure of her at the beginning.

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Post by Maulyne » 09 Oct 2017, 14:42

At the beginning I felt that she is a spoilt child. Later on with her she strong and capable of anything that comes her way.Iwas sympathetic to her aftrer learning she was an orphan.

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Post by Christina Rose » 09 Oct 2017, 20:38

Ayisha M Ashruf wrote:I was one part annoyed. I felt two parts sorry for her. I wasn't too sure of her at the beginning.
I think I always felt bad for her about her situation. But, I was also annoyed with her treatment towards Tom, William, and Myra in the beginning. Once she and Tom came around to trusting each other a bit more, you could really see the difference in both of them.

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