Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Daydream's Daughter, Nightmare's Friend by Nonnie Jules



Description: 
Maiya was a good girl until someone made her mad.  Living in hell with her mother and stepfather was all but a daily struggle for survival.  When Maiya can’t stand the abuse any longer, she snaps and does the unthinkable.  Will she be able to survive leaving one hell being forced into another?  Will the man she married be able to understand and forgive?  

Review:
DDNF is not for anyone under the age of eighteen even though it involves the young. Unfortunately, it deals with a subject that has and still continues to occur, sexual abuse of a child, which is terrible. 

Maiya is a young woman that not only had to deal with poverty growing up, but she had to deal with the lack of affection from her alcoholic, mother to her step-father who showed her too much affection by sexually abusing her. This book delves into that cruel reality of abuse and its consequences. It houses revenge, numerous amounts of mistakes involving sexual promiscuity and an abundance of drug abuse. Clearly this is a sad story but a real one as it continues to occur in today's society.

Nonnie Jules does this subject matter justice by keeping it harsh, real, and raw. She pulls you in from beginning to end even though, at times, you want to turn away but you cannot.  Her character and scene descriptions gives you such a clear picture of what is happening which, a lot of it, is hard to take in. Well done, Nonnie Jules, for writing a heart wrenching story that I could not put down. I highly recommend the book!

*****/5

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Books:

“The Good Mommies’ Guide to Raising (Almost) Perfect Daughters,”
100 Tips On Raising Daughters Everyone Can’t Help But Love!


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