wild_patience (wild_patience) wrote in bookgrope,

What happened to everyone?

We can't be finished discussing the book already! How did other people feel while reading it? I had a difficult time because I identified so strongly with Claire. (I'm nothing like her, but I found it very easy to identify with her.) It was so difficult, knowing from the time when she was a little girl, who she was going to marry and that it was going to be a hard life in an unusual way. By contrast, I grew up thinking I would never marry, and the surprise that waited for me in the form of my eventual husband was nothing like Claire's life.

Did anyone want to be Claire and have the sort of relationship she did?
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