Official Review: Darling Girl by Terry H Watkins

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Re: Official Review: Darling Girl by Terry H Watkins

Post by Franc93 » 15 Oct 2018, 10:38

mental illness is an epidemic that plagues humanity as we speak and more emphasis should be put in its awareness and this is exactly what the book tries to do albeit in a mildly humorous and clever way. The review was detailed and on point and clearly gives me enough reason to read this book as soon as possible.
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Post by Alicia09 » 15 Oct 2018, 17:54

I agree that the secrecy and shame the family had surrounding the mothers mental illness sounds pretty realistic for it's time. I also agree that the stuttering could have been more consistent, but I don't think that would detract from a strong, heartfelt story about growing up with a mentally ill parent in the 1950's. Thanks for the review. I'm sure if I read this book I'll probably be crying but in a good way.

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Post by Cecilia_L » 15 Oct 2018, 20:16

Franc93 wrote:
15 Oct 2018, 10:38
mental illness is an epidemic that plagues humanity as we speak and more emphasis should be put in its awareness and this is exactly what the book tries to do albeit in a mildly humorous and clever way. The review was detailed and on point and clearly gives me enough reason to read this book as soon as possible.
Thank you. I appreciate your comment.

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Post by Cecilia_L » 15 Oct 2018, 20:17

Alicia09 wrote:
15 Oct 2018, 17:54
I agree that the secrecy and shame the family had surrounding the mothers mental illness sounds pretty realistic for it's time. I also agree that the stuttering could have been more consistent, but I don't think that would detract from a strong, heartfelt story about growing up with a mentally ill parent in the 1950's. Thanks for the review. I'm sure if I read this book I'll probably be crying but in a good way.
Thank you, Alicia.

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Post by sana jawed meeran » 18 Oct 2018, 07:00

It was owsum story I was wondering to going through it and fell in love with the cover of the book😊

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Post by NhkeiraT » 20 Oct 2018, 17:27

This is a book that people definitely need to read. The struggles and realization is something that everyone can relate to.

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Post by Hiruni Bhagya 81 » 04 Nov 2018, 22:45

The book cover of a little girl in her mother's or some elder female person's shoes is what led me to read about this book. It portrays of a child trying to fill in her mother's shoes. So it looks like an emotional read and a great book. Also, I appreciate how the author was successful in narrating the story from the child's point of view. I'll definitely be reading this book.

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