- File Size: 398 KB
- Print Length: 212 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1469989816
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: January 19, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006ZQU4BI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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By Liz Grace Davis
Tangi is a wonderful fairy tale based on a true story of strength of character and courage. When I read the book I had no idea of the true story behind it but I can see the writers own experiences gave her the ability to tell us in a way that we understood the suffering of this child.
Tangi's life has been miserable while her father was alive she could put up with the teasing and the cruel taunts about her one leg being shorter than the other and even put up with having no friends but now him gone she has nothing. Her two older half-sisters have escalated their cruelness and are now getting servants to harm her and make her act as Cinderella. She must do all the chores all the work only to watch them eat as they don't even feed her and if that's not bad enough they beat her. Tangi doesn't know who to turn to, she can't tell her Uncle Thomas when he returns for fear of someone else being harmed. Tangi then dreams of the world of her mother. In this world she can escape the pain and the tears that are filling up in the three bottles her father left her. .She is told she is needed there and is the only one who can save Rosevine but to get there she needs her bottles of tears but she can't find them they aren't where she left them. This book made me see vividly the character of Tangi and weep for the child so cruelly treated and like any good fairy tale gave me goosebumps and made me smile. I won't tell you anymore of this enchanting story other than to say read this book it's charming. If you enjoy a good fairy tale or the show such as "Once Upon A Time" you will love Tangi's Teardrops.
5 stars out of 5 stars
Tangi's Teardrops was such a beautifully written story. You are not just reading the story, you are shown it. I pictured every detail in my mind. Absolutely great writing. The only problem I have with Tangi's Teardrops is that its too short. I would have love to see more adventures in Rosevine. Hopefully this means that there will be a second book.
Tangi's Teardrops is a clean book and I highly recommend it to anyone young or old.
The blurb implies that the focus of the story is on finding these bottles, but that's only a small part. This half of the book has good, but not deep, character development, a good plot line, and the implications of a magical world are believable. It's well-written and has a good flow. The setting somewhere in Africa is an interesting twist.
The second half of the book seems to have been written by a 9-year old. Tangi finds her way to the magical land of Rosevine. Suddenly everything is beautiful and perfect, she's a princess, and all the inhabitants love her because her mother was a princess too. But her mother left the land to marry her father (shades of The Little Mermaid). This caused the world to begin to decline. Tangi must marry the prince to keep the world from disappearing completely. However, Tangi has only one month in which to fall in love with the prince, real love, not just an agreement to marry him. Oh, did I mention that when Tangi crosses over into Rosevine, she's 25 instead of 13?
Tangi has a lot of questions about the land where things magically happen just by believing. The answers are too pat and often contradictory. While the author did a great job of creating Tangi's African world, the fantasy world is completely unbelievable. Even a fantastical world needs to have its own logic. It disappointed me that Rosevine had no relation to African custom--Tangi wears clothing from 19th century Europe. This second half seems very rushed, though it's actually half of the book.
For a book that started out so well, it devolves into a very juvenile stereotypical Western fantasy. I don't recommend it even for younger readers.
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