4 out of 4 stars
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Veracity by Lori Tucker is the writer’s memoir about her life experiences as a nurse, as well as her personal struggles with her family and her identity. Through her memoir, the author focuses on themes such as depression, abuse, family, love, and romance. The writer’s style is simple and conversational, thereby allowing readers to feel like they are on the same page with the author.
The writer begins by focusing on her difficult childhood years. The author’s mother took her along with her siblings away from their father when she was five years of age, as he was physically abusive and violent. They moved to another house, which belonged to a man named Abraham. Abraham was her mother’s boyfriend. Abraham began abusing the author, as he touched her inappropriately and physically beat her. This would occur every Wednesday afternoon until the author spoke to her sister and Abraham was threatened by the authorities to stop the abuse. He never touched her again, while the writer moved to one of her sibling’s houses to feel safe. Eventually, she felt safe enough with Abraham to allow him to teach her how to drive a car. How did the author decide to become a nurse?
This memoir had several positive features. Firstly, I found no objective grammatical mistakes in the entire book, proving that it was exceptionally edited. Moreover, the author’s writing was very original and authentic, as she shared her personal experiences in a unique and emotional way, which added interest and liveliness to the text. What I liked most about this book was that the writer encouraged other readers to move past their challenges and assume the role of a survivor, not the role of a victim. I did not find anything to dislike in this memoir.
This book will be likely preferred by readers who have had a career in nursing, as they will relate to the author’s late shifts and her stress to achieve the best result for her patients. Mothers are likely to appreciate this memoir more, as they will share the author’s perspectives on motherhood and the joy of seeing her daughter grow to become an adult. Also, victims of any kind of abuse may find this book motivating and inspiring. Readers of all religions, including atheism, may enjoy this memoir.
In conclusion, this book deserves a rating of 4 out of 4 stars. This is because it was perfectly edited, uniquely written, and very inspiring.
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