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Sweet Mercy

Sweet Mercy - Ann Tatlock For some reason, I was super worried that this book was going to take me some time to finish. In fact, I gave myself more time to read this book than I do for other books I do with other tours. Surprisingly enough I finished this book in a day.The book had me hooked right from the start. I really liked the Eve's voice/narrative for the most part. I can't really say much about the character herself. The story was interesting itself. In school we learn about the Great Depression, but nothing about the Prohibition, or at least I hadn't heard of it until now. Granted, this Prohibition seemed kind of stupid all in all and I could understand why so many people would go against it, and I don't even drink myself.Speaking of which, this was something little Eve didn't seem to understand. She was quite annoying about it in fact, actually for the most part she was just annoying. She thought she was "good", and didn't seem to get over this. She always did what she thought was "right" and whatever. It doesn't mean it was right. I felt like she needed to learn that everything wasn't black and white and I don't think she did. I just kept waiting for that to happen.There was this character Jones, whose her cousin, I liked him, he did seem to understand things better than Eve and I thought maybe he would be the person to get things across to her. Maybe older Eve understood everything, she seemed less annoying and less like I would want to punch her in the face (yes I went there), however, at no point while we were told the story of when she was seventeen did I feel she had learned anything. I'm sorry to go on about this, but this really bugged me. I liked many of the other characters her friend Marlene and her sister Cassandra for example, just not Eve, who if I had liked her I probably would have liked the book just that much more.