Monday, July 26, 2010

The Virtuous Woman

Lori Finnila

A fictional story of a sheltered young woman who strays into the unknown life of violence and lust through jealousy as a victim to find full circle the meaning of herself and her life.

My Take:

This book left me with so many mixed reactions, I just can't make up my mind about it!  First off, I appreciate the message of this book.  The author is trying to bring attention to the scary topic of domestic abuse, and this book definitely grabs your attention.  I was really torn on the writing style itself.  It was very vague and I was never 100% sure of what was going on.  There was almost no background on any of the characters, and the transitions from event to event were unclear.  I was not able to tell if the vagueness was done on purpose y the author, and this left me feeling slightly confused.  Some people really enjoy a story with a lot of ambiguity, and if that is you, go ahead and check this book out.  Also, I think the fact that I have not been a victim of domestic abuse makes the story and emotions less accessible to me.  There were a few events in the story that as a former EMT I had a hard time swallowing.  Again, I think the message of this book, and the purpose behind it are great, I'm just not sure about how much I personally liked the work.  If you have been a victim of abuse, I may suggest this book.  4, Borrow from a Friend

Do you agree with my review?  Do you think I'm totally off base?  Either way I'd love to hear from you, be sure to leave a comment and tell me how you feel!

If this book were a movie it would likely be rated PG-13 for violence and sexuality throughout

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