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Catching Fireflies
by Sherryl Woods

Overview - A New York Times- and USA Today-bestselling author captures a community's heartfelt fight to preserve the innocence of childhood, in this newest Sweet Magnolias novel. Original.  Read more...

 
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Overview
A New York Times- and USA Today-bestselling author captures a community's heartfelt fight to preserve the innocence of childhood, in this newest Sweet Magnolias novel. Original.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780778313595
  • ISBN-10: 077831359X
  • Publisher: Mira Books
  • Publish Date: July 2012
  • Page Count: 376

Series: Sweet Magnolias Novels

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Books > Fiction > Romance - Contemporary

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-06-11
  • Reviewer: Staff

A teacher and a pediatrician have an obvious professional overlap, and making children a central concern was no doubt Woods’s intent in creating such a pairing. Unfortunately, that focus turns the ninth Sweet Magnolias novel (after Midnight Promises) into an issue book rather than a romance. English teacher Laura Reed and doctor J.C. Fullerton slowly figure out that a student’s unhappiness is due to bullying. Fully two-thirds of the book is given over to the circumstances of the abuse, the victim’s experiences, and the ways the teens involved interact (or refuse to) with adults. Woods conscientiously ticks the boxes that are so familiar from relentless media coverage: online attacks, symptomatic behaviors, refusal to confront. This leaves little time for the protagonists, both experience-hardened avoiders of love, to overcome their reticence and develop a relationship. Woods’s well-intentioned attempt to jump on the antibullying bandwagon leaves romance in the dust. Agent: Denise Marcil, Denise Marcil Literary Agency. (Aug.)

 
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