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Too Close to Me: The Middle-Aged Consequences of Revealing a Child Called "It" The fifth in Dave Pelzer's series provides a look at the difficulties inherent in leading a life after surviving physical and emotional terrors as a child. Learn more | See similar books
I hate to be the first one to write here, because I was not a big fan of the book. But to be fair, I should also say that I have not dealt with nor had near to me a case of cancer of this variety or magnitude. For those who have, some of the personal aspects of the book may be just the compassionate expression you need to hear. Don't let what I am about to say deter you if that's what you are looking for!
My complaint is really all about the writing. It is loose, repetitive, and full of climax-reducing signposts ("Look, I'm about to be funny..are you ready?...here goes...funny is coming..."). The book came to me recommended in a university magazine and the cover and title are clever. I guess I figured the university would have preferred a higher level of editorial expertise and that the writing inside that cover would be equally clever.
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