- File Size: 71 KB
- Print Length: 12 pages
- Publication Date: March 28, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007PQPK34
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,646,015 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Ladybug Kingdom Kindle Edition
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I do believe Ms. Gaskin has found her true story telling voice...this is the third work I have read by her and I am astounded by the maturation of her character voice and story development. Though heartbreaking in its voice, I loved the bitter rawness of this story.
I often find that new storytellers these days have fallen into the cliche bent of writing to fit the needs of the MTV generation, rather then approaching their characters and storyline from a truly humanistic POV. Think Twilight's Bella's overly sugar coated teenage angst versus Ladybug Kingdom's Dorrie's deep rooted ache over her mother's loss, her unrequited devotion to her emotionally chaotic family, and her eventual and painful acceptance of "what emotional and physical loss" is and being able to deal with the situation as it is.
The story is deeply poignant and touches the dark underbelly of loss and emotional rage. Her use of the "ladybug" analogy is a brutal contrast to the true undertones of the family situation.
I hope Ms. Gaskin continues to develop her "serious" voice because I do believe she has a wonderful knack for it and look forward to more of her works.