My rating: 2 out of 5
I really wanted to like this book and, for the first couple of chapters, I did. In the 50’s, there were Practice Houses with Practice Babies. This story is about one particular baby – Henry – and follows his life as he grows up. This was a very intriguing plot that didn't deliver. It had many plot lines went nowhere. Although the writing was good, I didn't find any of the characters likable which meant that I didn't feel a burning desire to pick up the book again. This same reason is why it felt the book was way too long and meandering. It is too bad as it had so much potential but simply didn't come through.