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Review of Return to Sender

December 2, 2015
By HumbleBee SILVER, Defiance, Ohio
HumbleBee SILVER, Defiance, Ohio
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Tennessee Hill wrote "Return to Sender," an alluring read.  It is about a girl that was hanging around with a guy that already has a girlfriend.  The first line, "I found your girlfriend's mix tape," was enough to capture my attention, and I'm glad that I read this.  Every sentence is filled with imagery, sensory, and similes; it is so jam-packed full of figurative language that I can't help but put myself in the story, smell the cigarette smoke, taste the concoction in the glass, feel the hot stones and leather on my skin, and feel the sinking in my heart, just like the character in the story.  At "I squeezed her palm, turned it over and put the cassette tape in it," my mouth literally opened, expressing my invested emotion in the story that demands my feelings.  The story was a good one, but Hill made it ten times better with her excellent writing skills.

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