Silvia Magnani Magnani desde 55000 Naives-Rosières, Francia
mi libro favorito ... sigue leyéndolo cuando no tengo nada que leer ... =]
I'm hesitant to say anything "bad" about this book even though I know that's part of a review sometimes. The author not only went through this abuse but was obviously young at the time of the book writing. I'm going to be honest however. I thought it was just okay at best. There are many, many books and genres that I know nothing about. This isn't one of them. This is one of the few genres I do happen to know about and I've read many, many books on the subject. This fell flat. It seemed like they weren't real diary entries which bothered me to no end. It was as if Merryn took her diary from that time, went through it, picked and chose what she wanted, and then altered it to her liking. That's fine....but it's not diary entries. Now, I wasn't there with her when she wrote this- remember these are only my thoughts and mine alone. I could be way far off the mark here but this is how it seems to me. Another reviewer mentioned the typos and mistakes all over. There were many and the author commented back that she left them in as they were in her diary. That's hard to believe. I just have a hard time believing this young woman would make more mistakes at 17 than at 13. Many more. I've read books with stupid mistakes and I've read books with real diary entries and this looks like the former to me. I thought once I started it that it would be too religious for me but it wasn't. Her mother does a chapter at the end and her mother is obviously highly religious but as it was only a chapter it didn't take away from the book for me. If it had been longer it certainly would have. Erin doesn't seem like the preachy type while her mother does. The letters to and from Brian- what can you say about that? It's strange at best but it seems to have helped her come to terms with the abuse so I'm glad she was smart enough to write them. I don't know- there were a decent number of parts that seemed off. The later entries seemed way more immature sometimes than the beginning entries. There were no actual dates and that bothered me too. If these were actual diary entried where were the dates? Why just put the month and the year? It seems small but as anyone who has read diaries before know, that's a part of it. You have to wonder if there was a specific reason for keeping the actual dates out? All in all I wouldn't recommend, there are "better" books out there for this subject. I can recommend a dozen off the top of my head right now. I do admire Merryn, not only did she make it through this abuse but she wrote a book about it- that takes a certain amount of courage to do that. I almost forgot- there were a few short parts that didn't even seem like they came from Erin at all. Parts that seemed to be taken directly from her mother that were supposedly her diary entries. For example, her mother kept using the word 'restore' when talking about Brian getting help. Some of Erin's "entries" used the same word in the same fashion. She could have used the word after hearing it from her mother but it didn't seem that way to me. It's not the way a kid would say that I don't think, especially not in their private diary. I wanted to like this a lot more. :(
No i didn't finish this book. Not to many book make me angry but this one did. If you're going to write a book isn't it supposed to be edited? If you get years wrong, words wrong or mispelled it makes me angry. Next time you write a book please proofread it, and spellcheck is not the answer. thank you.