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The ups and downs of this story

  • Jul 13, 2010
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This book is about the President's Wife telling her life story starting from her childhood up until her husband's presidency. It is interesting to see the wife's side of the story and her opinions on the issues. I am undecided about this book. American Wife has got an extremely sad story in the beginning and stays with the reader for the entire book. Throughout the entire story I kept hoping for a different result. The story gets better after some time, but then something else happens that makes me start to doubt the happiness of the story. The end of the story was the most confusing for me because it showed disloyalty in a marriage. Even though this book has quite a bit of ups and downs, I was not able to put it down. It had something that kept me intrigued to read it to the end. There were some days that I loved the book and others where I could not stand it. I also felt some of the language was offensive. Even with my concerns, I would recommend this book to others because it draws your attention in in many different ways. The writer definitely knows how to write a story.
 

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