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Forged by Fire by Sharon Draper
Forged by Fire

cuckoonest, May 25, 2009

I apologize to those of you who claim that this book is 'excellent', but it wasn't.

Sure, child abuse is horrible and destructive, and I don't argue with that, but couldn't the story have been presented in a far better way? Draper's work is illiterate and simple-minded. In many parts of the book, it seemed as though she'd hit a block in her mind and just wrote whatever popped up first to fill the page. The book wasn't insightful at all, as some of the other comments say - and the characters, frankly, are a bit too shallow for the book to be good. Angel = scared and depressed, constantly, and Gerald = ooh, magical hero that saves everyone!

Not really.
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