It was really interesting to find out how the author tied everything together by using only letters and telegrams sent amongst this small group. There were times when I wasn't sure how she was going to create the necessary cohesiveness, but she did- you really don't miss a thing. Except attachment that is... I think because of the unorthodox form this story takes, I didn't fall in love with the characters like I could have otherwise done. All the requirements were met- the characters were all endearing with good traits and annoying habits, they were well developed and not without humor, but there was always a detachment formed through the letter writing that made it difficult to really sign your heart over to one of them. When I finished this book, I did so with a quiet, polite satisfaction when the components really lent themselves to a rowdy 'Woohoo!'- if I could only have fallen in love with the characters. Rather, I ended up just liking them very much.
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