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 ValBookReviews » 26 May 2018, 06:00

I think that this is a good book for anyone who has intended goals for their lives and I like that it's set around a past era.
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Post by Amy+++ » 27 May 2018, 20:06

I have read many different reviews about this book, both good and bad and I must say that I have not yet read the book but I would like to before picking a side. I know that the main character in the book is a strong young woman and I like books with a strong female character. All the reviews on this book were good and I can't wait to read it for myself.

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Post by 00LynnMarie » 29 May 2018, 18:50

I liked the book, but I felt like the first half was rather slow-moving. I was glad when the pace picked up later in the book. I think my favorite thing about it is that the characters are very three-dimensional and realistic. All of the characters in this book had good qualities and bad. Even the abusive Alex received some pity from me as I learned more of his story.

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Post by isa3030 » 30 May 2018, 08:09

An awful brelliant review with the rating of 4-4stars;the"IronbarkHill"written by Jennie Linnane is a story of a girl Natalie who has the interest to becoming happy and live out her life the way she would want it but the attitude of her stepfather,Alex who was alcohol addictive and often assults his wife and when Natalie complains she get reprieved, worried by this endless madnss character,she happened to got employment with Glover family ,she however felt in love with Bruce Glover her employer Rosemary Glover's husband.A tale full of love for mother and family,passion for one's own family and unforgiving mind for revenge,a beatiful sorrowful interesting story book of it's sort,the author's imaginal mind in book

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Post by Tiffany_Jean8787 » 30 May 2018, 14:11

I read this book and I enjoyed it very much. The MC was relatable to me because of her strong will and how much she loved her family. She put her siblings first and played the role of protector. I did not care for how the story ended, but that is only because it is not how I would have ended my story, if I were her. I would recommend this book.

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Post by Morgan Jones » 05 Jun 2018, 13:17

A tough story of a teenager who's willing to sacrifice a lot for the sake of her family when her mother lacks the responsibility to do so. Definitely sounds like a heart-wrenching story line that may or may not make me cry, so I'll have to check it out.
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Post by ifra » 06 Jun 2018, 13:39

The story of a strong girl taking responsibility at quite young age is very motivating and intriguing. She can be a good motivation source for other youngsters aound who may have different circumstances but still they can take an inspirtation from the book.

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Post by amybo82 » 06 Jun 2018, 20:41

I kept getting too distracted during this book. The extraneous details took me out of the novel. The characterization was compelling, but for me, the negatives outweighed the positives in this book.
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Post by Lilianrmccarthy3 » 07 Jun 2018, 09:41

The book is notable for its feature of a young female protagonist, an aspect from which many books could benefit.

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Post by Callistus Ibenye » 07 Jun 2018, 17:41

Ironbark Hill is a good book, I like the plot of the story, and the characters and their conversations are believable. I would definitely recommend such a book to general readers.

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Post by kemp1kor » 07 Jun 2018, 18:40

Natalie seems like a strong-willed young woman who feels a great responsibility to her family. I like the message in this book that a person sets the limitations in their own life.

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Post by Amy+++ » 10 Jun 2018, 10:57

The book sounds good. And the main character sounds like a real hero. She seems very strong. Can't wait to read it.

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Post by Keri wood » 11 Jun 2018, 01:12

5 out of 5 great book that addresses a topic that so many ignore. I think this book is great for teenagers. It will open there eyes just a little bit more.
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Post by anwidmer » 11 Jun 2018, 07:12

Im excited to read a nook with a strong message as this one seems to suggest! Ang tips going in i should quard myself with?

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Post by anwidmer » 11 Jun 2018, 08:07

Sounds intriguing, thoight proboking and all around interesting. After reading the reviews i cant wait to dive in!

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