- File Size: 923 KB
- Print Length: 37 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Vagabondage Press LLC (May 14, 2012)
- Publication Date: May 14, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0083CVFIS
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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#3,666,080 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
- #180 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Literature & Fiction > Social & Family Issues > Pregnancy
- #352 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Teen & Young Adult > Historical Fiction > United States > 20th Century
- #513 in Books > Teens > Literature & Fiction > Social & Family Issues > Pregnancy
My Sanctuary Kindle Edition
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Dot's voice is distinct, authentic, and engaging; she draws the reader in with her first words. Among Ms. Lehoux's great skills as a storyteller is her ability to peel back the layers of Dot's world and shine a light on the horrors occurring while never leaving the perspective of a young girl. Without spoiling the story by giving details, I can say all it takes is one phrase to answer the question of why Dot is there or what happened to Kenny's real mother, making the reader's stomach bottom out and realize what has occurred. Though the themes the novella touches on are decidedly adult, My Sanctuary never feels like an adult is telling a child's tale. No, Dot could be any fourteen-year-old, so real that as I listened to her tell her story, I wanted to wrap my arms around her and assure her everything would be okay.
Of course, the sad thing is that's rarely true. Though set over fifty years ago, My Sanctuary is very much relevant today. Children suffer abuse and grow up too soon. Women have their bodily autonomy stripped away. People hide behind religion while committing horrible acts.
And everyone still needs a sanctuary.
Ms. Lehoux doesn't merely depict darkness in this story but confronts it, unflinching and unwavering. At all times she remains true to her characters and the tale she set out to tell. Much like the angel in the sanctuary, the storyteller's steadfast gaze never leaves Dot in her time of need when a weaker person would look away in fear. Through Ms Lehoux, the reader remains with Dot as well--even long after the story has ended.
Gut-wrenching, timely, brave, and nothing short of brilliant, My Sanctuary is a powerful read about the bonds of found family and the struggle to find refuge when we're at our most vulnerable. I absolutely urge everyone to read it. Well done, Ms. Lehoux. Well done.
Oh my! All I can say is POWERFUL!
This book is not my normal genre of reading, but seeing Sarah-Jane Lehoux was the author, I had to read it. Sarah is powerful in her words and creations, and this book surpasses that thought.
Dot is a lonely girl in a church orphanage. Things are not so kind there, and with developing into a young woman Dot is scared she will be kicked out and she has no idea what's out in the world for her, or what she would do. This story is told by Dot, during a very trying, and pivot point in her life, and of Kenny's. When they need it, which seems to become more and more some days, they use a little alcove Dot found that is behind trees and looked down upon by a stained glass angel, Dot's angel and her sanctuary.
The bond between Dot and Kenny is so strong. He loves her and she thinks him her little boy. This relationship is warming and heart aching at the same time. But they need each other, and comfort each other more and more as time goes; with the other boys and girls in the orphanage.
I felt for these kids. They are growing up in a time that is very strict in many thoughts and believes. They have to deal with things and feelings no child should have to. I worried for these kids. Things got bad, then things would ease, and then it got worse. Such a powerful tale to think on, and talk about.
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