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|Length: 251 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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Maybell was a dancer with supportive and proud parents. However, at times Maybell questioned her need to follow dancing as a career choice when other available interest were available. Maybell struggled to be recognized and understood. Maybell wanted independence away from her parents questioning concerns. Maybell strived for acceptance for who she was. As Maybell searched for clarity in where her life was headed fate intervened.
The story had alternating POV's with before and present frames of time. Each chapter was identified by a subtitle. This was a story about Maybell being misunderstood growing up and was bullied for being different. Teachers advised her to conform to not appear as odd. The before was used to establish character growth from the way they were treated in the past to how it had affected them in the now.
The story held a disheartening sadness from not feeling like they belonged. Two lonely souls who found each other to help heal the brokenness inside. An educating differentiation of proudness. Two characters searching for acceptance for their unusual behaviors. These characters shared a tender innocence in their exploration to find happiness. Two inexperienced characters sought comfort in each other's unexplored love.
I enjoyed the story, however, I never truly understood the direction or purpose of the story until I read Clarissa's truths at the end. Then it all fell into place.
There are two things that ruined the book for me:
1. Predictable plot twists.
2. I feel like the blurb of the book doesn't really match the story. Wait, I'm saying this wrong. It didn't meet my expectations on the story. "She was perfect until me" and "this is the story of how I ruined her" were the lines that caught my interest when I was reading the blurb. But it fell flat on me once I finished the book.
Having said that, I still enjoyed reading the book. I know, it's a bit contradicting, but I did. After I read the book and thought more about the story and the review that I will write, that's when I finally realized that it didn't quite meet my expectations. Hence, the 4-star rating.
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Ruin is a sweet tale. It tells the story of Maybell and an accident that changes her life.Read more