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Helpful votes received on reviews: 76% (13 of 17)
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Remember Me by Trezza Azzopardi
Remember Me by Trezza Azzopardi
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible, 3 May 2009
Unlike any other book I have ever read.

This book is an exploration of personal identity and the power it can hold.
It illustrates the difference between truth as a fact and a person's own truth - what they believe. It is also an example of how the past can be changed to play out how a person wishes it to, or even needs it to.
The story of Winifred's life is a coarse one, and yet the book is not as emotionally discturbing at it may appear it could be.
Throughout her life Winifred never discovers who she truly is. Herself is simply what other people want her to be - and eventually what she thinks she must be, based on other people's treatment of her and reactions to… Read more
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Dr Maya Angelou
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Dr Maya Angelou
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Written well enough for me to delve straight into a time I have never experienced first hand, 1930's black America became as real to me as if I had been born and raised in it. Which is exactly what Maya Angelou was.
The fact that it is a true story, an autobiography, meant the story itself wasn't always gripping in the immediate sense, but I became so familiar and attached to the characters that I yearned to know their fate.
Empowering and wonderful, it's a must read.
A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly
A Gathering Light by Jennifer Donnelly
I really enjoyed this book and was barely able to put it down!
It succeeds in being a very flowing and easy book to read, even the change in time and place were smooth.

The people were so brought to life not by lengthy description of what they looked like, but because their characters themselves were so well displayed in their actions and thoughts. To me this is the best way to describe a character in a book, so that the image built in the reader's mind is not shattered by a possibly contrary appearance as described by an author.
This author really achieved knowing her characters, and it seemed she was able to think exactly as they would, making each one seem believable… Read more