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Jacque Hamilton

Jennifer, I felt like we never got deep enough into Kya’s perspective. It made me feel sorry for her like I would watching a news show, instead of feeling for her. I think the problem was that Kya got most of her information for decision making from outside sources, such as memories of her mother and Jodie. We rarely got a chance to read how it made her feel, physically or emotionally.

The reason I felt it sometimes worked was in the head-hopping. Not going as deep made the head-hopping less jarring. Yet, there was too much Kya couldn’t know, even with a more omniscient POV.

I apologize for the format, I’m having hard time nesting replies and my computer can’t seem to keep up with my typing.