It’s an arresting opening, advised, as is far of the e-book, in a short, punchy chapter. Instantly, the story jumps ahead to 2006, when readers meet Cemile, Damla’s sexually precocious classmate who likes to flirt. Cemile seems to be a well-drawn character, however the soar is jarring, primarily as a result of the fast jolt from 8-year-old Damla’s household life to 15-year-old Damla’s relationship with a faculty buddy omits significant particulars concerning the inevitable transition over the intervening seven years. Maybe Cin felt that the obliqueness would create pressure, but it surely primarily disorients the reader. And it’s the first of many abrupt transitions in a novel that regularly strikes on earlier than bringing scenes to a satisfying conclusion.
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