- The ending of 'The Burning Girls' felt rushed and left some plot points unresolved.
- Jack's character as a progressive and unconventional vicar added depth to the story.
- The Church of England and the role of vicars were explored, highlighting the differences from other denominations.
- The psychopathic behavior of Wrigley and the manipulative role of Rosie added tension to the story.
- The theme of nature vs. nurture was evident in the characters' actions and motivations. The book features multiple storylines, including Jack and Flo's story, the mysterious man seeking revenge, Mary and Joy's story, and the history of the Burning Girls.
- The narrative perspective in the book is confusing, with inconsistencies in the use of first and third person narration.
- The paranormal element in the book, involving ghosts and the Burning Girls, is underdeveloped and does not contribute significantly to the overall plot.
- The book suffers from a lack of focus, with too many themes and subplots that detract from the main storyline.
- The religious themes and quotes in the book provide thought-provoking insights into faith and morality.
- The if the UK television series adaptation will address the shortcomings of the book by making some changes to the story.
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