Wednesday, 9 January 2013

The Story of Beautiful Girl - Rachel Simon

One review says “this is the best book I've ever read” which to me either shows how different we all are or maybe a lack of reading experience. Either way it's not the best I've ever read.
It appears that there are a whole collection of books around at the moment where there is either a child left in someone else's care or on the doorstep. Maybe the book would have been better for me if I hadn't already read some of the others and been affected by a touch of deja vu.
Negatives out of the way this one added in the story of a home for those deemed incapable. Incapable in this instance being a much looser definition than that with which we are currently familiar, this time the occupants are more likely to be inconvenient or a bit of an embarassment to their families.
The personalities in the home, their treatment, their methods of dealing (or not) with their treatment make the book. With a range of patients and their nurses and supervisors the added level is a refreshing change.
Throughout the book there's a feel of delicacy and then harshness.
Well written and an enjoyable read.
Would I buy another? Probably
Publisher – Cornerstone Publishing

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