Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Write a Review

Write a review about a book you love.  Write a review or discuss a book you love in detail.  That is the assignment!

I have read this book many times.  Sometimes I have read one chapter over and over and each time I read it I try to read it from a different perspective.

I read it to get a general feeling about the story.  Then I would read it to see how it flowed. Then I tried reading it from various points of views.  I would read it from a man's point of view, from a woman's point of view and then from a young woman's point.  Each time, I would get something more out of it.  Almost each time I would laugh and cry and feel the emotion of each chapter.

In fact, over the past few years, although I have read a great deal of articles and stories, the only book I have thoroughly read is this one.  I wanted to read many other books and I have a shelf of books waiting patiently for me, but I have had to pour myself into reading this one book, over and over and over.

I have read it out loud to groups of people who laughed and cried with me.  I have shared it in many different venues.   I have asked book critics to read it and give me their opinions and criticism.

This is my review:  

Although the story is unbelievable in many ways, the author relates the story in such a way that you are living it as you are reading it and therefore helps you to understand how it could have transpired just that way.

After reading the first chapter, you are left with a severe case of intrigue wondering how she was going to get out of that dilemma and it keeps you reading several chapters just to find out.

The book plays on a variety of emotions, which is what I want to feel when I read a novel.  I want to get excited.  I want to cry.  I want to laugh.  I want to feel love.  I want justice for the evil that was perpetrated on the author.  I get angry.  I get sad.  I am relieved and then astonished when the same scenario plays out in a different way.  I want to strangle the author for allowing this to happen.  I want to scream out and say "Stop!" but I know it is too late.

It is a story of a woman who went through a lot of trauma.  As a young woman in her twenties she was told she had two years to live as a result of ovarian cancer.  She was a very sick young woman who would not accept that diagnosis and proceeded to find a cure.  She was abused by her husband, then kidnapped and raped.  Finally finding true love, it was just the beginning of a life of struggle -- being beaten at every turn.  Wrongly accused of a crime and arrested, she had to flee but later faced the music and the consequences.  She also lost two sons and suffered severe financial loss at the hands of people she trusted.  The story is so hard to digest or believe it keeps your attention on every page.

The reason I have read this book so many times is because it is my story....of my life, and it is all true.  I had to make sure it was right before I released it to the world and exposed all the pain...... but also needed to share the success against incredible odds.  Oops...I better be careful -- it is a mystery and I don't want to give the ending away.

I know you will not be disappointed. 

For today's Write Tribe Festival challenge, we were asked to write a review of a book.  I have started many books lately, but have not finished them for the reasons above.  I hope to make up for that very soon and read several on my wish list.

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