by Robert Eggleton
Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: Dog Horn
Pub Date: March 2012
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Lacy Dawn, the eleven year old protagonist, perches precariously between the psychosis of childhood and the multiple neuroses of adolescence, buffeted by powerful gusts of budding sexuality and infused with a yearning to escape the grim and brutal life of a rural Appalachian existence. In this world, Daddy is a drunk with severe PTSD, and Mommy is an insecure wraith. The boss is a dodgy lecher, not above leering at the flat chest of an eleven-year-old girl.
Yes, all in one book.
Rarity From The Hollow is written in a simple declarative style that’s well- suited to the imaginary diary of a desperate but intelligent eleven-year-old – the story bumping joyfully between the extraordinary and the banal.
My Review: Sadly this was a DNF.
I just don't like that its written in a dairy style. And I don't really care much for war genre stories. But I gave it a shot. If you're someone who likes this type of book then I'm sure you'll love it. Unfortunatley it just wasn't for me.