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Official Review: The Little Girl Inside Owning My Role in...

Post by geoffrey ngoima » 18 Oct 2017, 19:06

[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Little Girl Inside Owning My Role in My Own Pain" by Tonya Barbee.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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The Little Girl Inside: Owning My Role in My Own Pain by Tonya Barbee is a Non-fiction book published by Jabez Publishing House on April 1, 2015. Tonya uses an objective first-person narration to share her hard-earned lessons with the readers. The 109 Standard Pages (250 words per page) of this book hold precious insights from the writer’s unforgettable experiences. It is a story of hope amidst pain, triumph over self-delusion, and discovery of self in God.

When Tonya Barbee was asked what the hardest part of writing the book was in an interview, she said,
When I edited the book, I cried. I cried each time and I didn’t like editing it for that reason. It hurt me to know that I had been so manipulated and it hurt to see it in writing.
Any person who has ever written a personal and painful experience can relate to what she expresses. She talks about wishful thinking that is ever-present in the naïve little persons in all of us and cautions us against letting them get the upper hand in our relationships. She tells us to listen to the probing of God who is always trying to speak to us all the time.

She speaks about the intricacies of relationships as the story of her four failed marriages comes to life. She tackles issues of romantic love versus real love, and romantic movies and novels versus the hope and faith in a marriage. She shows us how to truly live truthfully and shun all the lies and deceptions of the world.

I have a feeling this book has already given hundreds of people the strength to fight for the obvious but deeply hidden truths that cripple us when taken from us. This book inspired me to look at relationships in a different light and think of them in a way that is renewing and godly.

The writing style used in the book is simple and very engaging. The writer uses stimulating and inventive avenues to share her invaluable teachings. It touched my heart to see give her best through a charming and a conversational tone as she expounded on characters situations that distressed her for years. The writing is well spaced and sentences evenly distributed on paragraphs to allow effortless reading.

The characters in the book are well fleshed out. The writer talks about various people that have shaped her life for better and worse. She depicts scenes and the characters therein humorously as Sir Knight, Sir Charming, the Playmate, Officer Wrong, and Sir Intellectual are painted vividly in the book.

The book has few editing issues. There are recurring typographical errors whereby the second “l’s” in words like “allowed”, “bill”, and “still” are replaced by gaps. These issues, however, did not detract from the efficacy of the book. I, therefore, give this book a rating of 4 out of 4 stars. I recommend it to all people in romantic relationships, especially young adults and anyone starting a new relationship. I also recommend it to people that have been through hard relationships or are currently in challenging relationships.

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Post by babysenior » 19 Oct 2017, 11:41

As I understand the story of the book. It focuses more on the lesson of what love is giving you after you felt inlove to somebody and no't worrying about what is going on because once you stop loving it means you did not see the good creation of God to us. 3 out of 4 stars.

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Post by geoffrey ngoima » 19 Oct 2017, 12:11

babysenior wrote:As I understand the story of the book. It focuses more on the lesson of what love is giving you after you felt inlove to somebody and no't worrying about what is going on because once you stop loving it means you did not see the good creation of God to us. 3 out of 4 stars.
Haha, okay, that too. I hope you enjoyed it.

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Post by Mercy Bolo » 19 Oct 2017, 12:57

Four failed marriages... Wow! And I thought I had issues.
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Post by geoffrey ngoima » 19 Oct 2017, 13:09

Mercy Bolo wrote:Four failed marriages... Wow! And I thought I had issues.
Haha, well, it depends on where you end up at the end of the day.

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Post by Abodunrin » 20 Oct 2017, 14:46

From your little exposition I could relate with what the writer was trying to say and I began to catch feelings. Nonetheless I am stirred up to actually read it to sieve out depths of information concerning love and the likes myself. Thanks for the review

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Post by KlareAllison » 20 Oct 2017, 15:29

I think Tonya Barbee's The Little Girl Inside: Owning My Role in My Own Pain, speaks to our humanity. The road to relationship, love and marriage are often rocky, with unexpected twists and turns which can leave us dazed and often in agony. For me, this is a must read. Good job, geoffrey ngoima, on this review.
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Post by The Researcher » 23 Oct 2017, 01:50

Very thorough review! The book sounds very intense and thought provoking.
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Post by Quinto » 24 Oct 2017, 05:36

A very charming book. All of us can do with some advise at one point in our lives, for that I really appreciate the book. Wonderful review Geoffrey.

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Post by Kat Berg » 26 Oct 2017, 21:28

This is not a book I would pick up if I only saw the cover, but the way you have described it, well it sounds like something I would appreciate, and maybe even recommend to others. As always, i hope the editing issues are attended to. That is one of the nice things about Kindle, it can be update quite easily with necessary edits. Nice review Geoffrey.

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Post by Mindi » 27 Oct 2017, 10:59

This sounds like a very unique style of book. It is interesting to see into the deeper areas of a person's mind.

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Post by readandsmile » 28 Oct 2017, 07:13

nice book, I can relate to this book when in terms of having a personal relationship with God. Thanks for sharing, nice review.
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Post by Al Chakauya » 28 Oct 2017, 07:43

A book about hope, pain, romance and faith, all intertwined, with a lot of advice that everyone needs at one point in their lives. A review with great detail there Geoffrey Ngoima, well done.

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Post by Ubheeram Nina » 31 Oct 2017, 01:17

Pain is a great teacher. It clearly shows how the author Tony Barbee overcame all its pains and hardship. Having firm believe in oneself is the motto. Great review.

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Post by Njengnjoro » 31 Oct 2017, 06:12

Good job, I think too this book will help many.

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