*Note, while I will try to avoid major spoilers, I sometimes won't be able to help it.

Friday, July 5, 2013

BSC Bloggin’: Mary Anne and the Secret in the Attic

The depressing thing about this book is how often it’s plot line gets brought up in books after it.
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Mary Anne finds out that after her mother’s death, her father didn’t quite know how to handle his grief and raising a baby so he sent her to live with her grandparents.
When he once again found some stability in his life he was ready to return to his parental responsibilities. However, Mary Anne’s grandparents were grieving the lost of their daughter and didn’t really want to give up custody of their granddaughter.
Needless to say, Mary Anne ended up back with her father and never knew that there was a period in her life where she had lived with someone else. Now that she has begun to make discoveries about her past it opens up even more questions and worries.
Really this is one of the better BSC books. Because Mary Anne’s mother died so young, we don’t know much about her life or her role as Mary Anne’s mom.
It’s obvious that Richard doesn’t speak of that time in their lives very often so of course Mary Anne’s discovery was a shock.
This book really goes in depth about Mary Anne’s character as she struggles with the fact that at one time her father gave her up.
My one complaint isn’t even about this book but how it’s plot is so often summarized in later books. Since I didn’t get to read this book prior to finding out the basic plot, the first read through was kind of a let-down. However, it is still a good read and overall a strong book in the series.
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