Official Review: Life in a Box by JoDee Neathery

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Re: Official Review: Life in a Box by JoDee Neathery

Post by Dragonsend » 13 Aug 2019, 20:12

Your review was very specific about plot holes and editing, but the book still seems very interesting. Can't wait to see what dream is fufilled.
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Post by Washboard » 13 Aug 2019, 20:36

They say the truth is often better than fiction. I wonder if it holds true with this family's story? I may have to find out! Thanks for the review!
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Post by srividyag1 » 13 Aug 2019, 20:40

Even though there are many characters, this book seems to be a charming tale of a family. Thanks for the review!
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Post by OliviaLouise » 13 Aug 2019, 20:44

Sounds like some great character development and dynamics. I like that you enjoyed the poetic language... that’s something I also enjoy in books!

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Post by ObsessedBookNerd » 13 Aug 2019, 20:49

Based on the review this book is not something that I would enjoy reading. I am not a fan of reading about tragedies. I dislike family sagas or histories of family novels. I will pass on reading this book.

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Post by Ashlynnekuklok » 13 Aug 2019, 20:56

This book was very good. The plot was a little slow, but it overall was a very good read. Beautiful writing and a lovely novel.

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Post by pshaw1414 » 13 Aug 2019, 21:12

This book doesn't sound very exciting to me. I hate when there are loose ends. I think I will pass. Thank you for the well-written review!

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Post by Jsovermyer » 13 Aug 2019, 21:13

Life in a Box is a beautiful character-driven novel of multiple generations of a family. When Andee Camp is given a box of family mementos, her mother encourages her to write a book. Congratulations to the author for being chosen as BOTD. Great review. Thanks for telling me about this book. I think I would enjoy it.

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Post by Kro92813 » 13 Aug 2019, 21:16

A book within a book? Sounds interesting! I think thats cool that the author breaks the families history into 3 parts. It's too bad that she fell short in a few areas! Thanks for the review

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Post by navyapindi » 13 Aug 2019, 21:24

There is always something interesting in knowing family histories. The characters of V.J. and Ben seems interesting. I wish the end is not as disappointing as mentioned in the review. Congrats on BOTD!

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Post by briellejee » 13 Aug 2019, 21:29

I liked how your review seems to encourage to read it but also tells us that there are still loopholes regarding the novel. I like character-driven stories, but the mention of too many characters with dangling threads made me hesitate to read this. The unsolvable mysteries also tend to repel me a bit. Thanks for the insightful review!
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Post by Benthic » 13 Aug 2019, 21:32

A great review . Totally clarifies it to me that I should not read it.

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Post by Chrystal Oaks » 13 Aug 2019, 21:42

I like the title. It's amazing how much one can learn about another life just by what is in a box. I look forward to following the protagonist as she discovers the family secrets and honors her mother's last wish. Great review!
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Post by cassiekeech2019 » 13 Aug 2019, 21:49

Frow the review, I may pass on this book. It is hard to understand a book that has plot holes in it. Great review, thank you.
I will say that the cover of the book with the box did grab my attention.

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Post by Tock513 » 13 Aug 2019, 21:56

I'm honestly not quite sure how I feel about "Life In A Box" by Neathery because the reviewer gave/painted a different story to me then what I read on Amazon's webpage about the book when I purchased it. The reviewer speaks about novels Andee wrote, which I don't remember reading about on Amazon's page (though I could be wrong!) I just know the daughter, Andee, was given a box of family photos/momentos, and asked by her Mom to tell a story. And one of them (reviewer or Amazon), mentioned Andee talking about 2 sets of twins being born the same day 100 miles apart (one set being her mother & uncle.) I'm not sure the relation to the 2 sets of twins, or how the 2nd set comes into play. I guess I'll have to read the book to find out. :eusa-think: :techie-studyinggray:
But reading the review did not make me interested in the book at all, honestly. Amazon's blurb about "Life In A Box" DID make me interested though. But after reading Amazon's blurb (that had me interested) & then the reviewer's review (that had me not interested), now I'm honestly not sure what to think! :roll: :roll2: :eusa-think: I honestly don't know now if I will enjoy the book or not!!
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