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YA Fantasy - K.A. Wiggins
YA Fantasy - K.A. Wiggins rated it 9 months ago
Disclaimer: reviewing a pre-publication digital proof via Netgalley, so not all images were available, some formatting and text may have changed,etc. Reading like a classic children's novel, The Wonderling takes you on an illustrated, Dickensian journey of adventure, discovery, and identity. The...
Interrupting Soliloquy
Interrupting Soliloquy rated it 1 year ago
It's fine. I can see why Candlewick is really excited for this book; it's crisply written, it's got a lot of quirk, and its Dickensian influences are fairly obvious. But like, that's it. Its racial metaphors are poorly defined and the problem with it being a pretty clear Dickensian send up is that D...
Clif's Book World
Clif's Book World rated it 5 years ago
This is a memoir of life with a schizophrenic mother. This is not a situation one would wish for, and I as a reader was sufficiently uncomfortable with the story during the early pages that I considered bailing out and not finishing it. But when I pondered the decision it occurred to me that if I re...
Memories From Books on Booklikes
Memories From Books on Booklikes rated it 7 years ago
The Memory Palace is a memoir which tells of Mira Bartok's life growing up and living with a mother who suffered from schizophrenia . The book begins at the end as Mira rediscovers her mother who is nearing the end of her life. It then proceeds to describe the process of their life in snapshots as r...
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 7 years ago
This is the touching story of a child who grew up in the shadow of mental illness until finally she felt forced to run away and assume a new identity to escape her mother’s madness, the madness of Schizophrenia. It is also a story of enduring love and devotion, which although sometimes brought into...
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