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The Party Upstairs

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Oof, this book packs a mighty punch. Exploring the class divide as it spans in one apartment building in NYC. A young girl grapples with pride in her family, guilt in the opportunities she’s been allotted, and finally the realization that we only rise so far above our own stations.

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Okay. Opens with a scene of daughter and father meditating, alluding that things will be creepier. The writing is clean. Here I acknowledge that I'm not the typical reader because I'm tasked with reading hundreds of novels but this opening here was a little too slow to get going.

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Enjoyable and a quick read, though the characters are off-putting in their own complicated ways. Good for big city dwellers and people who enjoy unlocking the secrets of apartment life.

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