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    Not enough!

    The story is actually quite good however the author - just like Judge Fiona - didn't go deep enough with the characters, leaving me somewhat disappointed and wishing for more. Overall was a good read.
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    The children act.

    What a beautiful poignant book, very moving story, and very emotional' brought me to tears' superbly written' I recomend it to anyone' bravo ian-
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    Dare yourself to read The Children Act.

    A wonderful read that leaves one thinking about what really matters, to one's self. Be prepared to feel and think.
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    A disappointing read

    The protagonist of "The Children Act" is Fiona, a 59 year old British family court judge. She and her professor husband are childless, having put off starting their own family because of career, and now her marriage is crumbling. Her job and responsibilities are huge and consuming, as she must deal with cases of serious social consequence. While I found her deep concern for the cases before her interesting, for me the story dragged in many places and never fully engaged me as a reader.
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    Children Act

    It is so sad to see an author of this brilliance fall into the cheap page turner ethos with a predictable story line and ending. Filthy lucra wins. What a terrible shame.
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