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Book Review of The Actor and the Housewife

The Actor and the Housewife
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I love Shannon Hale's fantasies, but this book didn't really work for me, especially in the first half. The descriptions of the movie industry and the characters who were part of that world gave me the feeling the author wasn't writing about what she knew, but was instead relying on stock stereotypes. The editing was also uneven.

That said, the idea of the story was interesting, and I liked many of the Utah characters, especially Mike. The battle with cancer was poignant and the section where Becky was being wooed was very nice.