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Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan
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Jun 29, 10

bookshelves: fairy-tale, fantasy, growing-up, teen-fiction, controversal-topics
Read in January, 2010

This is a very well, but graphically told story of the cruel brutalities which are acted upon the young girl Liga in a true world and the safe and soft world created for her by natural magic to raise her two daughters begotten through incest and rape.

Liga finds temporary refuge in this alternate world which has reflections of the Snow white and Rose Red fairytale; but, is not allowed to end her days in this fantasy. All three mother and grown daughters are forced to leave Lega's heaven world and find their renewed ways in the real world before the story ends.

This one was as hard for me to finish as Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold; which held a similar violence and sexual depravity which made me feel outraged and violated as an observer to the story. For older and mature teens only.
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