Top critical review
Not For Everyone.
14 July 2016
I'm a huge fan of Paulette Mahurin. The first work I read of hers was, The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap, which won my deepest respect to say the least.
I have great admiration for Paulette's depth of research and her courage for taking on issues most people would rather shy away from... including myself.
Having said that, The Seven Year Dress deals with many such issues and with great detail, so much so, that I found myself having to put the book down at times, and even quickly skip over some parts. The reason being that the atrocities being described are too real... I strongly believe, these things really happened during the holocaust, and in some parts of the world, still do.
This story is not for everyone, and although the author states her reason for being so graphic, I'm not convinced that the extent of it was all that necessary.