Official Review: Two Sheldon Iowa Summers

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Re: Official Review: Two Sheldon Iowa Summers

Post by elizab8 » 13 Aug 2018, 20:16

Interesting review! Your review detailed enough of the story to make me want to read this book "Two Sheldon Iowa Summers." I enjoy reading about drug addiction and the impact on society. It is a must read and thanks to you for such an incredible review.

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Post by Espie » 13 Aug 2018, 20:18

Thank you for your detailed review. You've done the book ample justice. By giving it a higher rating despite its need for further editing and proofreading, you made the piece seem interesting enough to pique curiosity. If it could help people to overcome personal predicaments and other troubling circumstances, then it deserves checking out for such purpose.
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Post by Sopuruchi » 13 Aug 2018, 20:25

Donald De Vries brings us back in time to small town USA where families kept secrets, love and friendships were tested and proven and nothing was as it seemed. This is not your Mayberry RFD - but it's closer to the hometowns we all know and love. This wonderful novella fulfills its' promise to enthrall and draw you in to the dramatic whirlwind that is Sheldon, IA. Characters are immediately life-like and I fell in love with them, warts and all. De Vries writes in an honest, open way that makes you truly care about what happens next. De Vries handles tough subjects such as addiction and mental illness in a realistic manner. The story is engrossing from beginning to end. The reason for 4-stars instead of 5 is that the book needs further editing for grammar and spelling issues.

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Post by Bookbum- » 13 Aug 2018, 20:40

From the sounds of your detailed review it seems that the reader will jump into the character’s lives. The grammar and spelling will be frustrating for me as I tend to notice every foopa. But I’m hooked on the storyline and that the author depicts it vividly from what you’ve said .

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Post by starshipsaga » 13 Aug 2018, 21:01

This genre isn't really for me, but the premise of secrets and struggles in a small town does appeal somewhat to my curiosity. Such a shame about the errors. I've told myself never to try a book that is poorly edited, I always think I can overlook the grammatical and formatting mistakes, but they always prove too distracting and ruin the reading experience.

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Post by azerikaj » 13 Aug 2018, 21:06

thanks for this...the summary was really ineffective.

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Post by kemp1kor » 13 Aug 2018, 21:14

It's always amazing when descriptions are able to draw you in and make you feel as if you're right there with the characters, watching them grow and mature. Unfortunately, I think this story would need some more editing for me to consider reading it. Thanks for the great review!

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Post by Sneaky459+ » 13 Aug 2018, 21:15

I truly enjoyed your review of this book. I want to read it because it seems to fit with everday living addicts,mental illness,and death. With the setting being in a small town I can relate I'm from a small town .Again, thank you for your reveiw.

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Post by CaitlynLynch » 13 Aug 2018, 21:17

This sounds really unusual. To be honest, the muddled nature of the book's blurb on Amazon put me off, though.

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Post by CheyenneR » 13 Aug 2018, 21:32

I'm glad that the author was able to portray not only those directly affected by mental illness well but also those who are in contact with that person every day.

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Post by ashpres12 » 13 Aug 2018, 21:32

Thank you for your review. This book, I will admit, is not my typical read but this one sounds interesting enough that I might just give it a try! :techie-studyingbrown:

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Post by bellaterrabooks » 13 Aug 2018, 21:36

This book seems very intriguing based upon the description from Amazon and the review above. The fact that the author fictionized his life history in the form of this novel gives further validity to the narrative. Relationships that evolve over the course of high school into college can be quite challenging, especially with the added element of real-life situations such as mental illness, substance abuse, and tragedy. It is encouraging and uplifting that the small town is able to come together as a close-knit community in order to support each other through these adversities. When fictionalized figures can be brought to life in a story by an author’s sensitive characterization it can be quite rewarding for the reader. Thank you for sharing your own review of what appears to be a very commanding book.

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Post by ccrews0408 » 13 Aug 2018, 21:48

Great review! This book has some pretty heavy themes. Seeing how the characters are able to prevail could be an inspiration to many.

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Post by SaffraWhishart » 13 Aug 2018, 22:13

I feel like I was reading a different book...maybe I just didn't get far enough. Your review makes me want to read the book, but what I read was confusing and kinda trippy. The author's writing style seemed better suited to poetry than prose to me. I think I probably will not try to press on, but congrats on writing such a compelling review.

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Post by kipkuric » 13 Aug 2018, 22:16

Great review giving a vivid description of such a captivating book. Alcoholism and mental illness are my favourite part, what did the main characters do in order to counter the impact of addictions. Also love and family are pros to the entire book. Watching the main character develops and mature in a relationship make is realistic.

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