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4.0 out of 5 stars Minimalist style starkly reveals a gritty life, Aug. 13 2003
This review is from: A Young Girls's Crimes (Paperback)
Teenagers Flora and Bill Darby grow tired of their father's restrictions, seeking rebellion in very different ways. While Bill eventually gets himself disowned by choosing to marry a woman his father does not approve of, Flora takes a very different path. Tired of her tutor's cruel behavior, Flora smothers her. No one ever suspects her crime, but that instance of evil begins Flora's descent into destruction.
Flora discovers her father's pornography collection, her feelings toward love and sex then guided by her father's depraved collection. When her new tutor arrives, Flora explores the world of lesbian love, only to be ultimately rejected. Even when Flora encounters true compassion, her past makes a future impossible.
Author David Rehak's minimalist style starkly reveals a gritty life in A YOUNG GIRL'S CRIMES. With her father's controlling nature driving her into rebellion, Flora's descent into violent and sexual behavior comes alive with Rehak's vivid pen. Flora's desperate search for love from her father, her lover, or even her brother results in a tale of poignant tragedy. Readers will encounter unexpected moral twists and ethical dilemmas written in a poignant and compelling style that it is impossible to put down. Indeed, Rehak's remarkable talent will leave readers eagerly anticipating his future releases. A YOUNG GIRL'S CRIMES comes highly recommended.
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