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Dark Playgrounds

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Have you ever believed that your life is too hard?
Ever think that it is impossible for anything horrible in this world to happento you?
It’s always a friend of a friend, someone you don’t know, whose tale is dark and dismal,
a tale about wild and wonder that you just can't believe.
There is always a story to tell, but this is one that must be told.
It is a tale filled wit
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Published February 6th 2014 by Ambrosia Arts
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Angela Cruz
Mar 22, 2014 Angela Cruz rated it it was amazing
This is a non fiction short story. I would recommend this book to anyone, especially someone who might need some direction. I started this book not knowing how I would be able to write a review on someones true but devastating life story. But I was drawn in from the first page. Benjamin Daniels has put these heart wrenching memories into words, at times imperfectly edited but it doesn't take away from the story. This book is not to written for any reason other than to tell of this little boys ...more
Lisa
Feb 16, 2014 Lisa rated it it was amazing
I received this book from the author.

I struggled with a review for this because it's a true story. How do you review a person's life? Instead, I am reviewing it on its message and how I felt after reading it.

It's a quick read, but don't let that fool you into thinking it still doesn't pack a punch. Yes, Ben Daniels life isn't perfect and he isn't saying people don't have it worse than him. It's all in what you do after the bad things. Do you give up or do you have hope that there has to be somet
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Patti Snyder
Mar 06, 2014 Patti Snyder rated it it was amazing
This was given to me to read and give my honest review. After the first chapter I wasn't quite sure what to make of it. It was not my normal read. No paranormal creatures or hot guys with hot sex. It began as a read of a diary or journal. The honesty in just the first chapter drew me in. I was kind of nervous but pulled my box of kleenex closer and read on. This is from the memories, mostly dark, of the authors life though current day. The emotions are so raw. I was so angry at spots and cringed ...more
T.
Feb 10, 2014 T. rated it really liked it
I was given an ARC by the author. This novella is a dark story that includes suicide, wrong choices, bad luck, and guilt. The author takes us on a journey based on his true life experiences. Dark Playgrounds is sad, depressing, and heart-wrenching as the author shares tragic incidents that shaped his life, eventually ending with him in a wheelchair. The story is thought -provoking, and while I don't agree with his self-assessments, it is an interesting look at how guilt shapes our lives. The ARC ...more
Naomi
May 11, 2014 Naomi rated it it was amazing
Dark Playgrounds is the real life story of the Author, Benjamin Daniels. When I read this story, I was shattered over and over again by the events and the tragedies that he has lived through. I was sucked into the story, and the emotional pull it has will overwhelm you.

Life deals us bad cards some times, but I think that Ben was dealt bad cards more often than not. It is not an easy story to read and it will take you into some really dark places and situations. It also makes you stop and questio
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