Dana

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (43 of 57)
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 564 - Total Helpful Votes: 43 of 57
Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed&hellip by Michelle Knight
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5.0 out of 5 stars must read, May 23 2014
I was hesitant to pick this book up. I didn't really want to know what happened to any of the women in Ariel Castro's (hereafter referred to as 'the dude') prison. I wasn't after some sensational, disgusting account of abuse and slavery. The deciding factor for me was seeing an interview with author Michelle Knight. What a feisty, down to earth woman! So it was with trepidation I turned to the first page. Michelle starts her story from the beginning - her beginning. We are introduced to a little girl living a life of sadness who, somehow discovers faith and hope and refuses to let either go. She is discreet in her description of the hell she ended up living in for 10 years, which I truly… Read more
Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark, dark, dark, May 17 2014
Despite seriously rough language, this book is worth a read. The 'first part' is a good mystery; engrossing; from here it looks like it will be a good, keep you guessing type story. A lot like others out there but well written. Then you get to the 'second part' and your mind gets blown. The story turns from a good mystery into a full blown, Hitchcock-like psychological thriller. And one of the best psychological thrillers I have read in a long, long time. The 'third part' moves the book into the realm of 'dark'. Never boring. Gone Girl deserves every bit of the hoopla surrounding it.
Underlake by Kia Heavey
Underlake by Kia Heavey
5.0 out of 5 stars captivating, March 28 2014
When I was a young teenager, I read Beverly Clearys Fifteen and loved it. Ms Cleary seemed to capture everything I was feeling during those turbulent years. That feeling is also perfectly captured in Kia Heaveys new novel Underlake.
I suppose the appropriate genre for this captivating book would be young adult Christian literature but dont let the Christian literature label turn you off. The religiosity of the story is simply a part of fifteen year old Katie Welch finding her way and discovering what works for her. As she says herself That works for me but it doesnt have to work for you. The whole point is that we are individuals (pg293) What a wonderful concept for us all to… Read more