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on 9 November 2012
As a reader we often fall in love and sometimes hate with a character. All this feeling comes from how we see them, imagine how they'll be from what we see on the page. Tom, a passenger on the train is mistakenly given a diary, Jessica's Diary. He begins reading it and as Jessica grows page to page from a young girl to a young woman, Tom becomes more and more intrigued with her, smitten with the lady she appears to have grown into. Just like the characters we readers often wish to meet, Tom considers meeting Jessica and does.
This is a short, heartfelt story with likeable characters and a fun premise. Reading it, I was a little reminded of the J.D. Salinger story, "For Esme with Love and Squalor." That older story revolved around a young girl named Esme, that Sgt. X meets on his way to the invasion of Normandy during WW2. For Sgt. X, Esme was an inspiration for all that was good and clean and nice in the world. For Tom, in this story, Jessica is not just the owner of the diary but a person he's drawn to by her words and thoughts rather than looks or other less important qualities.
A lovely quick read. Very uplifting.