This was an odd choice to read. I think I picked it up because it was on sale and I saw a couple of positive reviews of it. The idea is great. Two people, very smart, hiding in plain sight and pretending that they are not brilliant. At the beginning of the book the concierge hides for fear of her life. She has the idea that the best way to stay alive is to not let anyone know who you are or for them to think you are trying to get above your station. The child hides in plain sight because…. well she wants to. She doesn’t hide to stay alive but is rather planing her own suicide because she is to smart to experience anything new.
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