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Persuasion Book Review

      
I have just finished reading Persuasion by Jane Austen and I am here with my book review! This is the last book that I had to read for Jane Austen Month and I am glad that I am finally done!
        Synopsis: Persuasion follows Anne Elliot, a 27 year old woman who is still remembering the loss of her love Frederick Wentworth who she broke off with when she was 19 years old. Now years later she lives with her father and her older sister. When her father and older sister Elizabeth decide to move to Bath after the father Sir Elliot gains debt and they can no longer afford their home, Anne is sure that she will have to go with them. However, her sister Mary has her stay with her.
        It is during this time that she sees Frederick Wentworth now Captain Wentworth. Will true love have a chance again?

        I am going to have an unpopular opinion here. I did not hate this book, but I didn't love it either. I will admit to having had a bit of stressful day yesterday and today, so maybe that affected the way I read this book, but it just did not keep my attention. I couldn't connect with the characters or the story the way I wanted to. Which makes me sad because I want to absolutely love everything Jane Austen wrote. However, there were parts of the story that I found myself not even reading, and it just did not keep me interested. Like I said I want to believe that this is because I've been stressed out the past couple of days, but for the sake of rating I am going to give this novel 2.5/5 stars. Parts of it I loved but it did not keep my attention long enough at any point. Again, I hate that I didn't love this novel, and I hope to one day in the future reread it and maybe gain a better opinion.
         Because of the fact that I could not concentrate and stay focused on this novel I am going to leave this review here as it is. The only thing left to put is:
   My Favorite Quotes:
 
"We none of us expect to be in calm waters all our days." - Jane Austen
"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope." -Jane Austen

Again, I am so sorry that I didn't like this novel as much as I wanted to.

Love,
Baleigh

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