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The Little Giant of Aberdeen County - Tiffany Baker

You know there are some books that leave a sour taste in the mouth. Well, this was one of those books. I had very high expectations and at one point this book came close (not very) to meeting them, but then BOOM...it all came crashing down. I realize what happens in the book was necessary to the plot but at the same time, I don't think it was. Before I go more into it, here is a little summary of the book:

Truly is bigger than average in Aberdeen County. In fact, her teacher in school calls her "A little giant." Her mother dies in childbirth and the father becomes alcoholic. She has an older sister, Serena Jane, is opposite of Truly, beautiful and seemingly perfect. Serena Jane marries Robert "Bob Bob" Morgan, the son of the doctor of the county, against her wishes. After 8 years of marriage, Serena Jane disappears, leaving Truly responsible for taking care of Bobby, Serena's son. Men in Morgans family have always been the doctors of the county, starting from first Robert Morgan, who married Tabitha, the witch doctor. Tabitha has left the recipes of her remedies hidden in the house. The story becomes interesting when Truly discovers those remedies...

I hope I have not given away too much of the story. Overall, it was a decent story. It was original. However, the characters spoiled the fun for me. I found Truly, the main character, really really annoying. She does not speak up for herself and I felt that she is overly obsessed with her sister. Due to which, she doesn't appreciate the people who gave her roof over her head, the Dyresons. All was good and dandy, until certain events happened which made me unhappy (so there is a fault in the story...so I take my words back about it being a decent story). Serena Jane was just plain selfish. She didn't care about anybody, including her son. She was definitely the second character that I didn't like.

After I was done listening to it, I felt relieved it was over. I did enjoy most of the story. The story took some turns, which made me very unhappy. Since I enjoyed about 80% of the story, I give it 8/10.

This book qualifies for the Audio Book Challenge.

Before I end this post, I would like to wish everyone a Happy Holi!!!

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