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Us Against You
Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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marleed
Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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Having read Bear Town a couple months ago, I wanted to anticipate this book for a while. Although I preferred the storyline in the first book, It was still nice to curl up with these much loved characters to read their lives continue. ...I wouldn‘t recommend this book to those who haven‘t read the first because the character development in the original is so important to the sequel.

bookaholic1 I agree 😀 1w
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MsLeah8417
Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Kristy_K
Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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Once again Backman eviscerated me. The sequel to Beartown was just as powerful and heartbreaking. Benji owns me heart and soul and it comes as no surprise that I cried multiple times while reading this. This is also a testament to Backman's translator who was able to so effectively translate his words. Backman is easily a top 5 author for me. I cannot wait to see what he writes next.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Readswithcoffee I agree! I have liked/loved every Backman book I have read. 1mo
bookaholic1 I haven't read this book yet but coming up, I have loved all his books so far, his books to me are ones I don't want to read too fast incase I miss something 1mo
Kristy_K @Readswithcoffee Do you have a favorite? 1mo
Kristy_K @bookaholic1 I agree. I take my time with his books. 1mo
Readswithcoffee It is difficult to pick a favorite, but I have to go with “A Man Called Ove.” 1mo
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cherinium
Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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Everything I loved about Beartown was just beaten to death in the sequel. I finished it out of love for the characters, but really just wish Backman had left it alone. All of his insightful observations about human nature grew tired very quickly this time around. Very disappointed. #audible #audiobook #unpopularopinion #nosequelneeded 🏒🏒🏒

Aswenson Totally agree! 1mo
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thewallflower0707
Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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It pains me to say this but this was NOT GOOD. The definition of an unnecessary sequel. The author just uses the same language & plot points like in Beartown, except this time without the deeper meaning & the emotional effects. A huge part of the book is just repeating events that happened in Beartown until I was tired. There is a lot of unnecessary violence and the new characters just didn‘t make me care so much.
⭐️⭐️,5

*photo of Stockholm

Libby1 Oh dear. I have this and was looking forward to it. I hope you find your next book more enjoyable! 2mo
thewallflower0707 @Libby1 I mean Beartown was pretty much perfect in my eyes so I had huge expectations for the sequel obviously. Us against You does have a very high rating on Goodreads so hopefully you will enjoy it more! 2mo
Libby1 😊 I loved Beartown too, although, inexplicably, it was called The Scandal in the UK. What will you read next? 2mo
thewallflower0707 @Libby1 I haven‘t decided yet, but I have Britt-Marie was here from the same author on my kindle, but I think I‘m going to read something else before that to get a break From the author 😅 2mo
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cherinium
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I'm not quite sure how I feel about this sequel so far. I absolutely loved Beartown and was really looking forward this. At this stage, it's been nothing but rehashing what happened in Beartown. It's just not working for me, and I am terribly disappointed. Can anyone tell me that it has anything new to offer?

Megabooks I thought it was okay but not as good as Beartown. I wish he had just left it alone. 2mo
cherinium @Megabooks That is exactly what I've been thinking! Why did he have to revisit it to hammer home the same points? I personally thought the ending of Beartown was perfect. I don't think it needed anything more. 2mo
thewallflower0707 EXACTLY. He just said the same thing, the few storylines in the sequel were awfully similar to Beartown, only there was a lot more violence and some characters (the Pack, Vidar) I couldn‘t find myself to care about, thus losing the emotional impact of the ending. I loved how the author addressed the danger of toxic masculinity in Beartown but in the sequel it‘s just fist flying over fist flying 😤 2mo
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SanjanaGhosh
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The starting of the book felt like there was no concrete storyline. But in the end , everything seams up beautifully ❤️
Hockey is not just a sport in Beartown, it defines who you are.

CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 2mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 2mo
Leftcoastzen Welcome to Litsy!👋 2mo
Readswithcoffee I have loved all of Backman‘s books. Welcome to Litsy 👍🏻📚📚📚👍🏻 2mo
SanjanaGhosh Thank you :D 2mo
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SanjanaGhosh
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Could this get more real ?

Jovy Welcome to Litsy! I‘m so afraid to read this because I loved Beartown so much and I can‘t be disappointed!! 😂 2mo
SanjanaGhosh @Jovy Beartown was amazing. This sequel does not have a storyline as such. It is basically the aftermath of what happened in Beartown 😐 2mo
Jovy @SanjanaGhosh Aww, but I‘ve never read a Backman I didn‘t like so hopefully this will be ok 😀 2mo
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SanjanaGhosh
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After Beartown, I'm not really enjoying this sequel though the writing is so powerful

Jillylovesbooks Welcome to Litsy! ❤️📚📖 @LitsyWelcomeWagon #Litsywelcomewagon 2mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! @litsywelcomewagon 2mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 2mo
SanjanaGhosh @Eggs thank you :) 2mo
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SanjanaGhosh
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When politics work in our favor we call it'cooperation', and when it favors others we call it 'corruption'.

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SanjanaGhosh
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So excited to start the second part of Beartown. Fredrik Backman is a gem of a writer 😍

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GypsyKat
Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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My Books-A-Million bargain book #BookHaul 😁 With the sale they had going, these ended up being 98 cents each! 📚📚📚

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Wow!!! 🎊🎊 3mo
TheLibrarian Fantastic deals! 3mo
GypsyKat @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TheLibrarian I was thrilled! I also didn‘t expect them to be hardcovers, so I‘m really stoked! 3mo
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Econaghan
Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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Glad I brought my book to Legoland today. My husband makes fun of me for bringing a book everywhere I go. Waiting out the storm in the car after a fun filled day with my boys.

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Econaghan
Us Against You | Fredrik Backman

“He had no team. So they gave him an army.”

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Burgoota
Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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Really enjoyed this book

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Louise
Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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Perhaps this #audiobook would have drawn me in more if I had read Beartown first. I found much of the writing to be cheesy and clichéd, rather than emotionally moving. Oh, well. ?‍♀️

AJBowers Beartown first is a total must. 4mo
Louise @AJBowers Yes, I can imagine that would have made a big difference. 4mo
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Burgoota
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Current read

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Stormborn1992
Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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I am always wary of follow up books or sequels, but this one lived up to the hype of the first book in the series, Beartown! I highly recommend these two books to ANYONE, even if you are someone that is strongly opposed to hockey or organized sports. The author has created beautiful characters and a vivid setting and his writing draws me in to the point where I don't want to put the book down until I am done!

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Stormborn1992
Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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It's hard to believe the year is half over! I've read quite a few great books so far this year but this is my #Top6Reads for the first half of 2019. Looking forward to many other great books in the second half! Thanks for the idea @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Glad you shared your picks!! I still must read 5mo
SaturnDoo ❤ The Nightingale...may have to reread that one. 5mo
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Sarahterry
Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
Mehso-so

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Overall, I liked this one, but not as much as I loved Beartown. I think the writing was a bit cheesy after a while but I did like revisiting the characters and see how the events of the first book affected them after some time has passed.

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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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I‘ve really enjoyed some of his other books but I‘m not sure about the subject of this one...

Sweettartlaura Did you read Beartown yet? This is the sequel to that. 6mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Sweettartlaura, ahh, I‘ve got the books the wrong way round 😳 6mo
Sweettartlaura Yep 😊. And it matters here. Stop what you‘re doing, read Beartown ❤️😭, & then you‘ll love this one, too. 6mo
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Sweettartlaura, this one was only on the tbr - hadn‘t started it yet 😅 but I‘ll make sure I read them in the correct order 5mo
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OutsmartYourShelf
Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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After slogging my way through this, I have come to the conclusion that whatever most people see in Backman‘s writing, it escapes my notice. This follow up to Beartown is so interminably dreary, it‘s like swimming through treacle. 1⭐️

mandi1082 I've tried twice to read Beartown and I dont understand why I can't get into it either. I haven't tried any of his other books. 6mo
OutsmartYourShelf @mandi1082 I eventually found Beartown to be an okay read. This one was definitely worse. I haven‘t read any others and I‘m not in any rush to now. 6mo
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Judybskt
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I liked this book but enjoyed the first one more. It took me a while to get into this one.

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VictoriaB
Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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A friend from college used to say “It ripped out my heart, threw it on the floor, and did the tango on it.” This book is a lot like that. But so good. I feel like Fredrik Backman portrays everything so well: people, places, communities, careers, families. And so many of his observations are spot on. I grew up in a small town where my father was a high school coach, and was practically yelling “Yes, this!!!” throughout the entire book.

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Judybskt
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Trying to finish this before heading up to my son‘s lacrosse game! ☕️📖🥍

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booklover3258
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Bailedbailed

I made it to page 63...longer than i should have. Ive read two of his other books and loved them. I really didnt like the writing style in this one. The characters changed every paragraph. It was annoying. Nope had to bail.

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VictoriaB
Us Against You | Fredrik Backman

Being a mother can be like drying out the foundations of a house or mending a roof: it takes time, sweat, and money, and once it‘s done everything looks exactly the same as it did before. It‘s not the sort of thing anyone gives you praise for. But spending an extra hour in the office is like hanging up a beautiful painting or a new lamp: everyone notices.

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Judybskt
Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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Tagged

Lamb is in my tbr pile. The other 3 I‘ve read.

Blue 💙💎🧿🌀

#weekendreads
@rachelsbrittain

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Judybskt
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🐰 Book club book - need to finish
🐰 Chilling
🐰 Yup!
🐰 I have no idea 🤷‍♀️
🐰 👍🏼

#friyayintro
@howjessreads

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Kshakal
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Got myself some goodies today!!!

RadicalReader Goodies are always great 7mo
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Judybskt
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Tagged
😂
😂😘🎉

#weekendreads
@rachelsbrittain

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tpixie
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Just finished this book today. It was awesome! This book and Beartown has all the feelings! Backman's writing brings out my emotions like the books I read during my childhood.

BookishMeanderings I love Backman's writing. I have Beartown on my tbr and can't wait to get to it when I have the time. 7mo
tpixie @BookishMeanderings He has become my favorite author. I really held off a long time before reading Beartown because why would I want to read about hockey?!!! but there‘s so much personal relationships it really was a great read. and my husband is a basketball coach and my kids played sports so I can relate that way too. 7mo
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Judybskt
Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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#booknbath 📖🛀

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Judybskt
Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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1. Tagged
2. Mary Poppins
3. GR

#weekendreads
@rachelsbrittain

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Coleen_Nieto
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1. Dinner with friends
2. Vacation day Fridays for no reason
3. Books you don't want to end (why I'm STILL reading Us Against You)
Have a great weekend! #grateful
@Jerdencon Hope everything goes well today!

Jerdencon @Coleen_Nieto Thank you so much for thinking of me! 💜💜 8mo
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Coleen_Nieto
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1. Wine Wednesdays
2. Good TV shows
3. New clothes
@Jerdencon thinking of you 💙

Eggs Good TV yesss with 🍷🤗👏🏻 8mo
Jerdencon @Coleen_Nieto Thank you 💜💜 8mo
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Coleen_Nieto
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I'm a little behind, but better late than never.
1. My family
2. Tank and Daisy (my dogs)
3. Waking up today
Thanks for inspiring me to start @Jerdencon
# grateful21

Eggs #3 best of all❣️❣️ 8mo
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Coleen_Nieto
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1. Ever After
2. The Godfather
3. So many...Paria, London, Barcelona
4. Probably historical fiction
5. English and Spanish
#premondayvibes @pepsicola

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Coleen_Nieto
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1. Us Against You
2. Dear Mrs. Bird
3. The Lost Doses, The Peacock Emporium
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Coleen_Nieto
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1. Pisces
2. Making it through the week
3. Tortilla Curtain
4. Reading!
5. @MinDea @MrBook @kaye @msford88
#friyayintro

Kaye Thank you for the tag 💕 8mo
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ruth_pell32
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I had some mixed feelings about this book...this came up in Beartown too, but Backman‘s “life lessons” that he started every chapter with struck me as a bit cheesy/preachy and could be pretty annoying. But! I loved the characters in this book, especially those who displayed such courage and kindness in the face of violence and hate. There was also a very emotional, uplifting ending, which was appreciated after the tragic events that took place.

Jeannineth Those two books are on my tbr. I am little apprehensive about reading them though. 8mo
ruth_pell32 @Jeannineth They both take a while for the plot to really get going, but I LOVED the story and the characters, and they address some really important issues. From what I‘ve seen, the writing style is usually a hit or miss with people. 8mo
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Nessavamusic
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#friyayintro @howjessreads
♉️ Taurus
🌟Received all Excellent ratings in my work review
📖Tagged, just couldn‘t get into it
🌞#24B4Monday Get outside and enjoy our beautiful weather!
❤️🥰😍Litsy!

Nessavamusic @Bookjunkie57 Stubborn and resilient! 8mo
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Coleen_Nieto
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1. I'm not sure yet
2. Us Against You
3. 3
@Samplergal #FridayFun

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Judybskt
Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
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📖 Historical fiction
📖 Beatriz Williams
📖 A Hundred Summers
📖 Sci-fi
📖 ☝🏻

#hellothursday
@wanderinglynn

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beatriz ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 📚 8mo
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StellaDz
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This is a book you want to savour, but also devour. The small town mentality that is examined in Bear Town is put under a microscope in this book. And yet, despite not coming from a small town, I can connect. Backman has an eloquence in his writing that I haven‘t seen in a long time. He deals with many sensitive issues and perspectives with tact and heart. I cannot express how much I love this book and Bear Town.

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Judybskt
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Taking a break between errands and lacrosse.
☕️📖🥍 #bookncoffee

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Eeb
Us Against You | Fredrik Backman
Pickpick

WOW. I wrote to the author to tell him how I felt about this book, about Beartown, about its citizens and his characters. I fell fast in love with them! And all the time I was reading and couldn't put the book down, I dreaded its end. Someone said it reminded her of Friday Night Lights, that it was a book about so much more than sport - and it surely is. It's a book with heart about a community full of heart, and I can't recommend it enough.

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BookofWords
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I‘ve love all of his books so far. This follow up to Beartown is no exception. His writing style follows a certain cadence that is beautifully told.

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StellaDz
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I probably won‘t be staying up till 2:30am, like I did with Beartown, but I‘ll definitely be finishing this gem tonight!

KristenDuck Oooh I loved bear town but haven‘t read this one yet! 8mo
StellaDz @KristenDuck omg. I just finished it. ❤️❤️ I must sleep on my review to process all the feels. 8mo
KristenDuck @StellaDz it must have been good then! 8mo
StellaDz @KristenDuck five stars. Definitely a new favourite author 8mo
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Redwritinghood
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Backman can be a little sappy at times, but he‘s very good at navigating all the intricacies of small town life, both good and bad. I love the way he tackles issues of gender inequality and lgbt rights without being preachy, too. You are moved by these characters and their situations because they are so relatable.

wordzie Nice reviews! ❤ 8mo
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