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The Boots My Mother Gave Me by [James, Brooklyn]
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Length: 280 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Amazon.com Review

The writing in this excerpt is strong and effective if wordy. Harley is an appealing character and the author has succeeded in making the reader want to know what happens to her. The device of the almond is an especially deft touch and the reader knows immediately what is meant whenever it occurs in the text. The chronology is a bit awkward. Harley says she got thrown out of the house and when. Once forewarned, the reader keeps waiting for it to happen. The backstory bogs down the action and it doesn't happen when the reader expects it, or judging from the last page, at all. The character of Harley's father as uber-abuser with absolutely no redeeming qualities gives this story a credibility issue. Actual abusers usually have some quality that binds their victims to them. Some ruthless editing to eliminate the more redundant details and clean up the sequence of events, along with giving Harley's father one or two lovable characteristics would make this story leap off the page. It deserves it.

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This is a novel I would love to read! The excerpt is original and beautifully crafted. The writer deftly uses his/her own voice rather than relying on imitation in the narrative. When writing about the this type of disturbing subject matter, it is easy to overuse tired, meaningless and cliched expression. But the narrator's voice through the first person point-of-view is original, sensitive and genuine, bringing the reader closer to her and the situation we find her in. I definitely feel this novel can be successful.

Product details

  • File Size: 921 KB
  • Print Length: 280 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1461054397
  • Publisher: Arena Books; 1 edition (August 9, 2010)
  • Publication Date: August 9, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00457XGNM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #458,026 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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