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review 2021-09-11 15:17
Hazel And Gray - Nic Stone
I loved Dear Martin, so when I saw this short story retelling on Amazon Prime Reads I had to have it.
This story is so far up my alley that I feel like it was kismet! My favorite thing to read is fairytales and fairytale retellings, and that's what this is!! A retelling of Hansel And Gretel. Oh, how groovy it was though and so different from the original.I definitely like the twist in this one!
I wasn't crazy about the ending though. I wish after all that goodness in the tale, that it would just pack a bigger punch. It actually felt rushed.
If you like twisted little stories, read this one! I've got the whole collection of this series, and am off to read another one now!
 
 
Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2021/09/hazel-and-gray-nic-stone-36.html
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review 2021-08-25 15:39
Zikora - Chimamanda Ngozi Achidie
I heard so many great things about this author and their book, Americanah, that I had to read this short story to see what their writing style was all about.
I'm so happy that I did, and now I want more!
I may not be from Nigeria, but I felt this woman's pain. I've had a child. I've had a man turn his back on me and that child. I related to this story in so many ways. I felt every moment of it, even if only in empathy.
Oh I love the way this author chooses words. A few I needed to look up and familiarize myself with their meanings. I enjoy that though. Her choice of words are as a profound as the story itself. Yes, I definitely want more!
 
 
Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2021/08/zikora-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie-33.html
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review 2021-08-24 15:29
The Missing Girls - Linda O'Neal
The Missing Girls: A Shocking True Story of Abduction and Murder - Linda O'Neal,Rick Watson,Philip Tennyson
A friend and co-worker of mine lent me this book. I love true crime, and had not heard of this particular case before.
What a sad, tragic story about two girls murdered in Oregon. Unfortunately if it wasn't for a third teen being raped, the murderer wouldn't have been discovered. I cried a couple of times. As a mom, it was tough to read about. The abuse and savage murders were too much for me. The manipulation and head games disgusted me to my soul. I had to put the book aside so many times.
The writing felt like reading a news report at times. Not throughout, but enough to sometimes be a snooze fest. It was the only downside to reading it. It also added to me taking a bit to read it.
I love true crime though. Reading facts and real stories excite me like reading a horror novel. I'm sure I'm not alone either, so pick his one up.
 
Source: www.fredasvoice.com/2021/08/the-missing-girls-linda-oneal-32.html
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review 2021-07-27 13:33
Book #917 - 371,076 Pages Read
Tailwind: A true story - Robert Van Buskirk
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review 2021-07-09 01:35
THE VERY LITTLE PRINCESS: ROSE'S STORY by Marion Dane Bauer
The Very Little Princess: Rose's Story -... The Very Little Princess: Rose's Story - Marion Dane Bauer

Rose finds a china doll hidden in the attic. Her mother is afraid she will break it but Rose says she won't. When Rose has been teased at school she runs from school crying and the doll comes to life. She is a princess and lets Rose know it. They go on adventures and Rose grows up but will she leave her princess doll behind?

 

What a delightful story! I loved how there is a narrator who throws asides out to the reader. That is fun. I liked Rose and how she and her brother reconnected over the doll. He has a story to tell and she learns it. She knows that the princess is there for her but sometimes she forgets that she needs to be there for the princess. A wonderful read for those 6 and up.

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