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The Beautiful Truth Kindle Edition
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|Length: 214 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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Top Customer Reviews
The start was rather good, I was intrigued to follow the main character's story as he battled with living rough and the public's disgust at such people in the usual stereotype. But I was dismayed about how the rags to riches storyline seemed to develop at such a fast and unconvincing pace and I felt that it was predictable throughout.
Not to mention that this novel had so many simple grammar and punctuation mistakes that it frustrated me. The insight into the characters at times also seemed rather superficial that I wonder if perhaps this book is better aimed at the teen-aged reading group.
Having said this, I did find that at times the words were inspired when dealing with the subject of appearances and that the author obviously had dealt with a similar situation in real life that they could relate to. I also found myself wanting to read on and to make sure that they got the ending that they deserved despite many cliche moments of their dating.
It was sweet, it was simple, it was moving at times and an easy read, but I hope future work from this author provides more meatier work and that the editor does his job properly. I give it a 3/5.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
This book was recommended by a friend and I'm glad I read it. Good description of what the homeless go through to survive (most don't have a travel trailer around the corner.) It will be a long time before I leave food on my plate at a restaurant without wondering if someone will be looking for it in the dumpster later.
Jason is a homeless man who stumbles into the life of Trinity, a young woman who hides from the world because she has a skin condition that causes people to stare. The author brought them into each others lives without being too contrived. Nice little love story.
There are a couple of writing techniques that make the book amaturish. She uses adjectives to describe the speakers voice--a lot.
"...Trinity asked Jason in a snotty voice."
"Then in an almost begging voice, Trinity said..."
"...Jason answered in a calm voice."
It was okay at first, but then got irritating. If you have to tell me how to interpret what was being said, then you don't have any confidence in the words you gave your characters--and actually, the words spoke for themselves in most cases.
The author used this same technique to describe facial expressions and body language. "Wih a smirk on his face, he ran as fast and as far as he could, zigzagging." Not bad in one example, but over-used. "Trinity folded her arms together, then set them up against her chest..." umm, how do you fold your arms without setting them up against your chest? Did she use another set of arms to fold and place the first set? The visual on that was weird.
Great story and mostly well written. Engaging read, kept me turning pages. Just needed a good editor to get past the awkward spots.
Trinity was another story. She would actually cry and say" Why me?" to Lydia. There was never one thought in her mind about how she treated others. It was always all about her. She walks out of Jason's life without warning one too many times. She apparently thinks that it's really terrible if someone treats her poorly but has no problem, if it's her doing the hurting.
I suppose some people with vitiligo have self confidence issues, but I have this condition myself and I have never lost a job or been ridiculed because of it. Perhaps I have just been lucky. At any rate, since I have the same problem as Trinity, I was quite annoyed with the way she treated Jason.
I learned a lot about myself and my friends by reading this book. It was all good!
There were a few typos in this book. I thought the characters were well developed and the lesson was beautiful. The author made her point well before the end. This book got pretty stale at the end. I was glad it was over.
If this, these annoying, commas don't bother, you, then, pass, it up. Ok, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but the misplacement also pulled me out of a great story. Should've hired an editor.
Some of the poems that the main character wrote were so bad they made me cringe.
WARNING: dumb poem ahead:
If "roses are red, violets are blue"
Type of poems
Don't bother you
And you enjoy
Being preached to
And you appreciate your shoe
And you like characters
Crying "why me?" Boo-hoo
Then this book is for you
Pros: Heartwarming friendships and character developments. Free on Kindle.
Yeah, sometimes little things are annoying, but that's an ugly truth.