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Foundling Week4,: Finished!
« on: June 24, 2013, 04:58:52 PM »
*sigh* I don't see the point of starting this discussion with another rant, so I am just going to open this up for others to offer their opinions. :)
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Re: Foundling Week4,: Finished!
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 05:37:30 PM »
Cut and paste from my post on the Spoiler Free Review:

While not my worst book club read (I finished it!) I found it as dull as dishwater. Yes it is setting the scene for other books but at the expense of me wanting to read further books. No real character development, not a lot happens and when it does it's not portrayed in an exciting enough way. Chill is right - this is a kids' book, not YA, kids. My 9 year old might enjoy it, I didn't.
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Re: Foundling Week4,: Finished!
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 03:57:02 PM »
This was a really, really slow one for me. I wouldn't have gotten through it if it hadn't been a book club read. The thing is though, I didn't hate it. I just never felt anything at all. And just when things finally started to get interesting, after Rossamund met the boggart in the box, the story ended, and I don't care enough about Rossamund to buy the second book.

So for me, there was just too much world-building and not enough soul.


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Re: Foundling Week4,: Finished!
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 04:01:05 PM »
This was a really, really slow one for me. I wouldn't have gotten through it if it hadn't been a book club read. The thing is though, I didn't hate it. I just never felt anything at all. And just when things finally started to get interesting, after Rossamund met the boggart in the box, the story ended, and I don't care enough about Rossamund to buy the second book.

So for me, there was just too much world-building and not enough soul.

I can see this. I did feel like maybe something more interesting might happen after what we see at the end of the book. But, like you, just don't care enough to buy the next book.
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Re: Foundling Week4,: Finished!
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2013, 06:52:51 PM »
If  Rossamund gets so upset telling people his name and how there react  to it why doesn't he not make a name up like Ross

How many times does he name the school he went too? not only that but he has to say the whole name of it "Madam Opera's Estimable Marine Society for Foundling Boys and Girls" very annoying to read and it was a bit boring that the other student/ex-students who were mentioned at the school all seemed to be bully's?

Never found out what the big deal of wearing a hat was all about?

I Liked the  illustrations of the characters Rossamund meets and I quite liked the box headed Licurius unfortunately he wasn't in the story long enough for me and also the scene with the grinnlings were scary
the novel should have had more scenes like that

Overall I thought it was ok but not enough to read the second book
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Re: Foundling Week4,: Finished!
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2013, 02:15:11 AM »
If  Rossamund gets so upset telling people his name and how there react  to it why doesn't he not make a name up like Ross
Very good question!

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How many times does he name the school he went too?
Too many!

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