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Towelhead by Alicia Erian
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May 27, 12

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I was arrested with the first line from this novel. Although it was a simple line, it immediately revealed all was not well. The author's brutal descriptions painted a realistic picture of the conflicting emotions any young person without the honest and nurturing input of caretakers will feel. Add a few abusers in the mix and it is no wonder that the protagonist holds on to her immaturity and fleeting innocence. She simply shows the result of the lack of developmental guidance: A desperate attempt to be loved, no matter the cost to self. A good read though not for the lighthearted. The voice of the protagonist is barely influenced by the maturity of the author. Yet, in what is not said, great volumes are spoken.
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Raffy Rillo I was arrested with the first line from this novel. Although it was a simple line, it immediately revealed all was not well. The author's brutal descriptions painted a realistic picture of the conflicting emotions any young person without the honest and nurturing input of caretakers will feel. Add a few abusers in the mix and it is no wonder that the protagonist holds on to her immaturity and fleeting innocence. She simply shows the result of the lack of developmental guidance: A desperate attempt to be loved, no matter the cost to self. A good read though not for the lighthearted. The voice of the protagonist is barely influenced by the maturity of the author. Yet, in what is not said, great volumes are spoken.


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