Overall rating and opinion of "Ironbark Hill" by Jennie Linnane

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Re: Overall rating and opinion of "Ironbark Hill" by Jennie Linnane

Post by lizzyd04 » 11 Jun 2018, 12:14

Hi. I thought the book was good. Very similar to family life nowadays. Natalie is a very strong girl with a lot on her shoulders. Overall, the book was well written and a good read.

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Post by zandri » 11 Jun 2018, 14:52

The description and the reviews of this book all seem very positive. Despite of this, the book seems very emotionally heavy to me and therefore I will not be reading it.

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Post by RedLetter » 12 Jun 2018, 10:07

I've just started reading this book and I have to admit, I was drawn in from the very beginning. I love the way the author chose to write this story; the imagery painted in the reader's mind is enough to put you right into the story itself. From the beginning pages of Natalie's first argument with her step-father in the kitchen during breakfast, you could cut the tension with a knife! I can't wait to finish this story!

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Post by ReyvrexQuestor Reyes » 12 Jun 2018, 15:15

The formatting and language of the book is okay for me. I have no quarrel with the characterization. But with the storyline, I consider this more or less just a neighborhood family quarrel of some sort. I prefer stories of fantasies, out-of-this-world stories for a change.
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Post by Amy+++ » 12 Jun 2018, 15:44

The book sounds really good. I haven't been able to read it yet though. I was just wondering what this book was about. I'm not really clear on that. Thanks!

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Post by Nmesoma » 13 Jun 2018, 19:31

It's about hopes, dreams and responsibilities. Something an average person or adult joggles daily, so I would recommend it to others.

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Post by Amy+++ » 14 Jun 2018, 14:15

I can't wait to read this book. I am still waiting for it to show up in my selection of books to read. Each review of this book is great and I can't wait to read this book for myself.

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Post by Amy+++ » 16 Jun 2018, 15:22

Reading these reviews makes me feel so sad for the main character. I am very lucky to have a mom that supports me and would do anything for me. The reviews and posts about this book are great and have influenced me a great deal in deciding to read this book when I get the chance. Thank you to everyone for helping me make this decision.

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Post by GabbiV » 20 Jun 2018, 14:25

Aisha I wrote:
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The book is an inspirational story for the young and old, I love and care so much for Natalie whose struggles and hardworking skills were just to take care of her beloved mother. that's the beauty of the heart of a female child to the parents. all the settings and plotting is perfectly put in place here.
what I dislike so much here is where her mother wasn't there for her as well. I think she would have done better in this book by transferring her care to her daughter as well no matter the circumstances.
I strongly recommend this book to everyone out there, there's always a lesson to be learnt from this inspirational piece
Reading this made me interested in reading the book, even if I'm a bit late to the party! I like that the female characters fill both good and bad roles because I think that makes things more interesting, but I'd be reading with critically to see if this is a feminist piece.

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Post by ReviewerDiksha » Yesterday, 22:29

I really liked this book and gave it a 4/4 star rating. I liked the way it was written. The reading flow was smooth and I had read half the book before I realised how much I had read. The character growth of the protagonist was another thing that I liked. And the ending was splendid.

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