Book Review XIV.

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Title: Girl Last Seen

Author: Nina Laurin

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Publication Date: 2017

Edition: 2017

Pages: 342

Special Features: None

Summarization: A decade after escaping from a kidnapper who held her prisoner for three years, a young woman must face the reality that he’s taken another little girl. Thirteen years ago, Ella Santos existed. Now that girl is gone, replaced by Lainey Moreno, an acerbic woman who subsists on cigarettes and whatever pills she can find, trying desperately to forget the years she spent locked in a basement with the man who raped her. Until she sees a missing poster for 10-year-old Olivia Shaw, privileged where Lainey was poor, loved where Lainey was neglected.

Review: Two girls kidnapped. Thirteen years apart. A thriller/horror with a taste of romance that will leave you breathless. Each move the character makes you feel like she’s making three steps forward and one step back each time. You start to try the solve the kidnapping yourself and try to piece the clues together.

If you like a story that has a thrilling beginning, middle, and end this is the book for you.

-H.S

Book Review VIII.

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Title: The Sun and her Flowers

Author: Rupi Kaur

Publisher: Andrews McMeel

Publication Date: 2017

Edition: 2017

Pages: 248

Special Features: None

Summarization: A vibrant and transcendent journey about growth and healing. Ancestry and honoring one’s roots. Expatriation and rising up to find a home within yourself. Divided into five chapters and illustrated by Kaur, the sun and her flowers is a journey of wilting, falling, rooting, rising, and blooming.

Review: A fan favorite filled with truth, dignity, and woman empowerment. It shows that woman are more than delicate flowers. Just like the first book that she published called Milk and Honey it speaks about her life and what goes on through it.

A high rated recommend for those who like poetry and want a quick read as well.

-H.S

Book Review IV.

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Title: The five people you meet in heaven

Author: Mitch Albom

Publisher: Hachette

Publication Date: 2003

Edition: 2014

Pages: 196

Special Features: None

Summarization: The Five People You Meet In Heaven is a novel by Mitch Albom. It follows the life and death of a maintenance man named Eddie. Eddie is killed and sent to heaven, where he encounters five people who had a significant impact upon him while he was alive.

Review: Following the life and death of a maintenance man named Eddie. As he makes his way to Heaven, his journey is meeting five people who had an impact on his life that he didn’t know about until that moment.

A heartfelt book. One of my top five books of my entire life. It has everything you need in it. It is a quick read, but not quick enough to where you finish it too quickly. It has just the right amount of pages. It focuses on religion, but not too much to where you are smothered with it on every page. It is a page turner like no other and will keep you reading even after it’s over.

If you want a good, quick, heartfelt read that is about a old man and his journey through heaven then this is the book I recommend for you.

-H.S