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I Am the Lion

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  6 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Lydia and her widowed, bipolar father struggle to find common ground in the wake of her mother's untimely death. Only when Lydia’s fourth-grade teacher steps into their lives do they slowly build a connection, but that bond is threatened when a secret comes out that threatens to scar Lydia for the rest of her life.
Kindle Edition, 118 pages
Published November 11th 2014
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Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have mixed feelings about this book - I enjoyed the story and read it over a two day period. I was intrigued with Lydia, the main character, in the story and my heart ached for her. I found the father's behaviour very strange, and I wondered whether the school teacher's involvement was realistic. It is an interesting story, and it was especially interesting to me as I had a recent death in my family where young children were involved closely in the loss. I felt that the author seemed to really ...more
Nov 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
A beautifully painful story of ordinary people enduring a great loss. Stories like this need to be told and talked about so we can learn how to be there and support people through their pain. As a society we learned to ignore pain. However, pain is something we must face. I wish I had a Mr. Hill when I lost my father at a young age, and hope I have the courage he did to support this father and daughter through their loss if ever I have the opportunity to support someone through theirs. It's a ni ...more
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Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Captivating and Real

I gave this book five stars because I was immediately drawn into the lives and pain of each character. Andrew is truly a storyteller.
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Author of The Man in the Box, Andrew Toy lives in Louisville, KY with his wife and dachshunds. If he's not reading, he's writing, and if he's not writing, he's eating pizza, and if he's not eating pizza, he's eating Mexican food, and if he's not eating, he's reading...
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