Review of The Diary of the Isolated

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Review of The Diary of the Isolated

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[Following is an official review of "The Diary of the Isolated" by Linda F. Petil-Richardson.]
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5 out of 5 stars
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Jenna lost her mother after a brief sickness, and later on, she also lost her dad. Now she is left alone as she refused to stay with her elder siblings. Shirley brought her to a new home with other people with similar health conditions. Jenna remembered her imagination about her friends, Prot, Zat, and Thena. Jenna always daydreams, and she is usually lost in her world.

Jenna is in her world, and she talks about Mrs. Hitchcock, who tells people about the secrets of other people. On the day of the Flower Festival, she sneaked out to the forbidden forest without being caught. Jenna went deeper into the woods and realized she could not find her way home. In this new place, every creature and animal was hiding from the unknown. Finally, the fairy of the kingdom of Maneka, named Arian, explained to her how she is their only hope. Jenna is now on a mission to save the Prince from the evil witches and be able to return home safely with the help of her forest friends.

I found a lot of positive aspects in this book. The Diary of the Isolated by Linda F. Petil-Richardson is an interesting and emotional novel. It is about a young autistic teenager who usually drifts away in her world. From this book, I learned a lot about what it is like to be an autistic teenager. I was able to understand more about autism from the book. In this book, Linda explains how Jenna lived in the world she created. I learned things from this book, how Jenna was able to overcome her trauma and how she began to realize she belonged to the actual world and that the people around her loved her. The writing style used by the author is unique as Linda used Jenna's imagination to explain supernatural occurrences, which gives some life lessons. I learned about the importance of trust in a team through how Jenna and her friends trusted each other. The plot of this book is really interesting, and it is well-developed. I loved how everything was narrated, from how Jenna found the forest, how she encountered a lot of difficulties, and how she finally rescued the people. This novel is well-written and interesting, and I was glued to this book till the very last page.

The only thing I disliked about this book is the left-out details in Jenna's imaginative world. For example, no information was provided about who Mary was in the story. Apart from that, this book is educative and interesting, and it was worth the time I spent reading it. Therefore I will be rating this 5 out of 5 stars. I am giving such a high rating because of the positive aspects of this book. The negative aspect I found did not hinder my enjoyment of the book. It was exceptionally well-edited.

I recommend this book to lovers of educative novels and also lovers of animal fantasy as this book contains such.

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Post by Hazel Mae Bagarinao »

I wonder how autistic people imagined things, which I think this book talked about. Jenna was blessed to have supportive and loving friends. I wish all "Jenna's" in the world to be loved and supported. Your review is simply and beautifully written.
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Post by Oluchi23 »

This book title seems interesting, i will not hesitate to add it to my shelf so as to read it as soon as possible. Your review is great and pleased with it. Kudos
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Post by Natasha Kim »

This book is captivating. Jenna occasionally lost in her imaginative world and how she lived in the world she created. Her adventures in her world saving a prince and her trusted relationship with her forest friends sounds interesting. I loved that she overcame and realized she belonged in the actual world and was loved dearly.
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Post by ElinaT »

It seems Jenna found a place where she belongs, where she could be of great help. I hope this forest helped her find some healing. Thanks for the review!
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Post by skarh9 »

The title sounds interesting and your review is well detailed. I'll like to know how Jenna saved the Prince and returned home. I'll add this to my shelf.
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