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[Following is an official review of "Floating Candle" by Sparrow Starfall Sardothian.]
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5 out of 5 stars
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For most of her young life, Kentreene (now known as Sparrow) had to deal with her failing eyesight. After detached retinas and several surgeries, she completely lost her ability to see. After a brief stage of self-loathing and depression, it was time for a change. So she rose and did whatever was necessary to live the life she wanted.

Growing up in a low-income family and dealing with family members that struggled with addiction and being in and out of jail, Kentreene had to work twice hard. She fought with her sister, dealt with her mother stealing her disability checks, and sometimes lived in horrendous conditions. Still, the brave young woman persevered until a romantic relationship became her savior, and she could move away. But as she and Isiah drifted apart, she felt frightened and lonely again about her future.

Would she be able to push through the new obstacles in her way? Would she ever find happiness again? Read and find out.

Floating Candle: Only after becoming blind did the Sparrow learn to see by Sparrow Starfall Sardothian is an emotionally driven story about resiliency and overcoming obstacles. The book is written from the first-person perspective as Kentreene weathers the proverbial storm and learns how to navigate through her world that has left her without sight.

This story was incredibly inspirational, and the author's journey resonated with me. Despite the difficult hand she was dealt—coming from a poor family and losing her sight—she didn't give up. I am confident her perseverance will motivate others in similar situations. Between rising above the relentless bullying to complete her studies, learning braille, and securing an administration position with a well-respected company, Kentreene's unwavering drive to plow through obstacles along the way was thoroughly illustrated.

Beyond exploring personal struggles unique to Kentreene, the book addressed coming-of-age experiences, which is universally relatable. First love, familial drama, and becoming independent peppered the pages, and it reminded me of many of the emotions I experienced in my younger years. I particularly liked reading about the evolution of her sweet relationship with Isiah. It progressed from young love into a mature relationship with adult challenges, reminding me that love changes over time.

The writing and editing were exceptional, and I found no spelling or grammatical errors. Further, I am happy to report that there was nothing to dislike about the book. I have chosen to give it a rating of five out of five stars because the author's journey was exciting and inspirational, and the topics explored will resonate with many.

For anyone struggling to come to terms with a life-altering disability or diagnosis, you'll find strength in Kentreene's story. I also recommend the book to readers who enjoy reading books about building confidence and self-discovery.

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Post by zynnyx_ »

I love that the book cover illustrates the idea of the book. From your review, I can tell that the author's journey resonates with me too. Thank you for your intriguing review.
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The storyline is inspirational and I will love to read it. I can only imagine the struggles faced and had to overcome. This book seems to be filled with many relatable themes and experiences. This will help readers connect with it more.
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Post by Ajibola Gabriel »

This story is heartwarming. I like the courage she had to stand out from depression and try to live a good life. I can't even imagine what it must have felt like for her but I will gladly read her story.
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