by Nonnie Jules
The subject of the book covers a serious social issue: the sexual abuse of daughters by their fathers or a father figure. The beginning of the book states it is based on true events. If true, I feel for the woman who had to live through these events. My younger sister had a friend in high school that was being molested by her father, and her mother was in total denial.
My heartstrings were pulled by the plight of Maiya and her struggles to overcome the obstacles in her life. This book was 71 chapters long. I was only able to get through half of the story. It was too long for the writing style. The book was 90% narration and 10% interaction. Reading the story was like a Shetland pony plodding around and around at a carnival ride. The only one enjoying the ride is the child on the back of the pony. The only one enjoying this story is the writer. I felt like the pony plodding along trying to get to the end. I finally had to give up. I hate not finishing a book. I even skipped to the end, but I still didn’t want to go back and finish the book. There are very few books that I have given up on. This is one.
The characters did not have that much depth. The only one that did was the horrible mother, Daydream. Maiya sounded the same at age 14 as she did at 17. The same monotone writing style. Because I couldn’t finish the book, I have to give it 1 feather, and I do not recommend the book.