I knew that this woman could write, but she was never one of my favorites. My friend Zemira loved her from her very first book, but she was always...jI knew that this woman could write, but she was never one of my favorites. My friend Zemira loved her from her very first book, but she was always...just good to me. Well, things change! Dear Mrs Fisher, after reading this book, I bow to you!
Where should I start... Margo Moon... Margo the Murderess... She is in my marrow. I adore her and you can call me demented but I would always help her to kill every beast she finds. I approve every act she did or will do.
"I was not born this way. I was not born with the capacity to murder. Life brought it out in me."
"There are monsters in this world. We all know this to be true. They come in all shapes and sizes. From every walk of life. Some smile lovingly as they stare you in the face, while others sneak and come at you from behind. How do you fight a monster? Send in another monster, of course.
Judah Grant is sweety. He is Margo´s neighbour and he is always positive person in depressing neighborhood although he lives with a disability. He is the sense of right that keeps the beast of Margo from madness. He is caring, witty and his friendship pulls her out of her marrow-darkness.
I questioned everything, anything, and all while reading this book. The story is mysterious, dark and complex. Just when you think you know where it is going, she throws in another twist. She pushed all my hard limits and I thank her for that.
Just try reading a few of these quotes and NOT read the book... "Sadness is an emotion you can trust. It is stronger than all of the other emotions. It makes happiness look fickle and untrustworthy. It pervades, lasts longer, and replaces the good feelings with such an eloquent ease you don’t even feel the shift until you are suddenly wrapped in its chains."
"...humans are built to live with pain. Weak people let their pain choke them to a slow, emotional death. Strong people use that pain, Margo. They use it as fuel."
"Children are vastly overlooked. Their importance underestimated by their size."
"Reject me, and I´ll look elsewhere. I´l just cast less and less of my pearls before swine each time"
" I want to implore you not to hurt yourselves.Not to cut your skin, or swallow pills, or drink to drown pain. Not to hand yourselves over so easily to men for validation. Stop feeling useless and worthless. Stop drowning in regret. Stop listening to the persistent voice of your past failures. You were that child once, who Margo would have killed for. Fight for yourselves. You have a right to live, and to live well. You´ll inherit flaws; you´ll develop new ones. And that´s okay. Wear them, own them, use them to survive. Don´t kill others; don´t kill yourselves. Be bold about your right to be loved. And most importantly, don´t be ashamed of where you´ve come from, or the mistakes you´ve made. In blindness, love will exhume you."
RECIPE: 1 cup of Stockholm Syndrome 1 innocent girl who was sexually abused as a child 1 sadistic truck driver/priest with troubled past 1 overly protective psiho/schizophrenic mother 1 truck and miles and miles of dirty road 1 dream of Niagara Falls Add the cruel reality and few cups of bad and selfish people. Blend it all together and read it for about 3-4 hours and you´ll get this awesomeness.
Wanderlust is the dark, frightening story of a naive young woman, kidnapped and held against her will by damaged man who seeks revenge to society. This is a story of survival. It describes two people that have managed to survive injustice and sexual abuse and they still maintained their humanity and a will to escape their circumstances. They are both fighters and they still have a capacity for feeling and emotion, perhaps even love. They still have hope in a better tomorrow.
This book scared me. It´s threatening, challenging and controversial. I loved Wanderlust because there was something so hauntingly beautiful about this book that captured my attention from the first chapter. I especially liked quotes in the beginning of each chapter from Evie´s book about Niagara Falls.
Ms Skye Warren deserves an applause, so I clap for her!
This definitely will not be the last book I will read of Skye Warren.
Warning: This book is not for the faint-hearted readers. If you are not 18 or above or if you simply cannot take tear-jerking books, do not read it....more
"I was molested. When I was twelwe. And everyone in the world knew it except for me."
I am left speechless. This story is real and unforgettable. It isn't a story about the forbidden teacher/student love that many fantisize about, this story is the realism behind what actually goes into the waters of female teacher to male student molestation, down the path of pedophilia. Writing is so realistic that sometimes I had a feeling that I was in the room with Mrs. Sherman and Josh.
This is the story of seduction and the life afterwards told by Josh Mendel, the victim who takes full responsibility for what an adult did to him when he was twelve years old. As a 12 year old boy he, like the every other boy in his class, had a crush on his history teacher, Mrs Evelyn Sherman a.k.a. Eve. Soon, he was sucked into a very adult and inappropriate relationship with her. The truth emerges when Josh attends a birthday party for one of his friends, Rachel, and a game of spin the bottle gets out of hand... Five years later, he´s a high school graduate without ever having a normal, healthy relationship, especially not one with a girl his own age. He is angry and hostile, and he fights his own inner feelings about Eve, even while battling a growing attraction with a Rachel, his old friend who revealed his affair long time ago...
Although he´s some kind of sport and math genius, Josh is traumatized and he feels permanently damaged. His family is dysfunctional and he gots these flickers from the past all the time:
"-there, yes, THERE- -God oh God oh God- -stop teasing me, you naughty...oh God yesss-"
"Lying there, I´ve figured out what the flickers are. They´re my punishment. It´s no coincidence that they started that day that I stood in Eve´s bedroom, taking my first stepstoward her, toward my sin, my downfall. The flickers are my past, constantly reignited, hammering at me from below and beneath and behind."
Was it an excellent book? Unquestionably. Why I gave it 4 (4,5) stars? Because it was too much baseball stuff in it.
My favorite quote:
"See, forgiveness doesn´t happen all at once. It´s not an event- it´s a process. Forgiveness happens while you´re asleep, while you´re dreaming, while you´re in line at the coffee shop, while you´re showering, eating, farting, jerking off. It happens in the back of your mind, and then one day you realize that you don´t hate the person anymore, that your anger has gone away somewhere. And you understand. You´ve forgiven them. You don´t know how or why. It sneaked up on you. It happened in the small spaces between thoughts and in the seconds between ideas and blinks. That´s where forgiveness happens. Because anger and hatred, when left unfed, bleed away like air from a punctured tire, over time and days and years. Forgiveness is stealth. At least, that´s what I hope."...more