I loved this book. There were many pages where I cried. Her mother’s perseverance, their life in the woods, on the streets. How she was put into an orphanage by her mother and how her mother was deceived. The whole nine yards – I’m not going to write them all. That’s the problem with trying to write a post months after reading the book… You just don’t have anything smart, useful, or insightful to say.
Read it. Appreciate your family, appreciate what you have. Appreciate who you are. Do whatever you want. Just don’t do evil.
This is the only book I read in 2018 where I corresponded with the author via email a couple of times. I’m so glad to have wrote him, because he wrote back!
Like many readers out there, we read certain books to support new authors; all without any exchanges (e.g. gifts, cash, follow-backs, etc.), we voluntarily give them reviews so that they could gain some exposure through our reviews. So yeah, this was one of those reads for me.
I choose not to divulge what the author has shared with me – but in all, the book was a good read as it gave me a glimpse inside a city I am unfamiliar with – Stockholm. Bits of culture, family values, school life, etc. There’s a little love story entangled within the violent pages, amidst the dangers leading a double life (normal kid in gang).
p.s. I got into trouble with Amazon over one of his books. I stupidly mentioned in one of my book reviews (not this book) that we corresponded. It wasn’t even a biased review, as in favorable toward the author (I be damned as I didn’t screenshot my review), and I didn’t even give that read 5 stars. Regardless, Amazon Books, being the sh*th**d they always are, decided to ban me from their platform. So while I still get to purchase books, I am no longer allowed to post reviews. What bollocks!