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Before you continue reading, my review might contain a spoiler or two. Mainly those I find pointless.
The reason I wanted to read this book is because I'm an avid journalist, in the most write-my-own-personal-journals-diligently-for-over-ten-years way. As soon as I saw a book about a magical journal I had to read it. Luckily for me the library here had it, pocket size! So I carried it around for a week in my pocket literally, reading it every chance I could get. I have to plead guilty that I skipped a few pages because well... I hate overly descriptive scenes. But the book had only about 2 of those as time connectors, which is understandable and acceptable, I just don't like reading those.
The first thing I thought when I started the book was "oh great, another was-a-princess teenager girl with an attitude as the main character." Honestly, a lot of books are trying to stay away from sweet naive girl heroines clichés and falling into just another cliché. But even though I beginning to notice these cliché, Tamara was a well written character. The story elements were nice and the family drama was entangling and exiting.
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