Review of DollyGal, Peacock and the Serpent

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Review of DollyGal, Peacock and the Serpent

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "DollyGal, Peacock and the Serpent" by Darlene Cannon.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Darlene Cannon's DollyGal, Peacock, and the Serpent: The Awakening is a story about hope. The story is an allegory intended to teach people about accepting themselves. DollyGal, Peacock, and the Serpent are three siblings who are the focus of the story. They live in Lovelyville in a lovely house with a lovely garden. DollyGal is a whimsical young lady who believes in the magic of the garden. Peacock, her younger sibling, encourages her to be herself. Serpent, her other sibling, wants her to be a normal child. They are confronted with a great evil that seeks to destroy not only their garden but also their town. We see how the three siblings react to the great evil throughout the story.

The themes of love and self-acceptance that ran throughout the story were particularly appealing to me. DollyGal was an excellent representation of what it means to love and accept oneself. Her actions demonstrated that her beliefs were not easily shaken. We also got to see how much everyone else loved and supported DollyGal on her journey. This personified the adage "it takes a village to raise a child." Peacock, Mrs. Engirdle, Professor Boo, and Mr. Protégé's unwavering support were critical in assisting DollyGal in overcoming obstacles.

The author did an excellent job of explaining large, complex ideas, such as the existence of a higher power, in a straightforward manner. In addition, the book was brief and to the point. This made it simple to deduce the moral of the story, which was to accept ourselves exactly as we are. Despite some biblical overtones, I found the lessons taught in the book to be applicable to the wider world. Who wouldn't embrace the message of self-acceptance and love for other people?

The one aspect of the story that I did not enjoy was Serpent's pessimism. I didn't like how he was always trying to put his siblings in a box. I felt they had more important things to worry about than Serpent's needs. However, I recognize that the author used him to advance the plot and add tension to the story. Despite this minor stumbling block, I found the story to be engaging.

I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars because it did a good job of preaching a message of love and acceptance of oneself. While reading the book, I only noticed one typo, indicating that it was professionally edited. I recommend this book to people who enjoy short stories as well as allegories. It can also be a useful teaching tool for children as they learn to love themselves and others.

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We all need to be able to learn to accept ourselves for who we are. We also need to be careful not to let anyone, even siblings, change that. Easier said than done.
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A book that revolves around will be a good read for me because there are times when I tend to feel hopeless. There are lessons to learn from the lifestyle of the characters, and I'd love to read this book. Thanks for your honest review.
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