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Katrine Marcal
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The Sun and Other Stars by Brigid Pasulka

The Sun and Other Stars - Brigid Pasulka

I really loved the author's first book (A Long Long Time Ago and Essentially True), but this second book just didn't do it for me.  

I don't tend to be drawn to modern stories, especially with sports as a theme, but I figured I'd just give this one a try.  The book started off well enough, and the writing style felt familiar and was pleasant at first.  It sort of lost that feel though, and with it went my interest.  I never really became that attached to any of the characters, especially the main character Etto, who I liked less and less as I kept reading.  

Beyond that, this book just felt a lot fluffier and less genuine than the author's first.  It didn't feel like there was anything special to it, and eventually I just decided to stop reading.

Ah well.