I have a lot of time to read so I figured why not pass on my reviews on novels, non fiction and travel books and apps. I hope it helps you find something to calm your day like reading does for me.
I can't honestly tell you why I decided to read this book. It's not my usual go to for an interesting read, but man am I glad I did.
Denise Bulger has stayed remarkably quiet since her son was abducted and killed by two ten year old boys 25 years ago. With the 25th aniversary of James death looming she decided to finally put pen to paper and write her story.
Her strength is remarkable, her thoughts on both killers are tempered and calm, although it is the refusal to comment on either boys family that struck me as the most uplifting. Apart from one single comment (that after reading you know can't be left out) she never tries to take apart either boys families or even the boys themselves.
While she tirelessly campaigned for stronger sentences for both boys her dedication was based on the fact that they shouldn't be treated differently because they were only 10 at the time, however hearing the story, they were VERY different to almost all 10 year olds you will ever meet. The chances of two boys who shared the same extreme physiological makeup even meeting is so remote, but they did, and they killed a toddler like it was going for an ice cream.
I read this book in one sitting. Admittedly I do read fast, but we were on a camping trip with no technology so I just sat for about 3 hours and read it cover to cover.
It won't be everyone's cup of tea, but I did enjoy it (if enjoy can be put together with such tragedy) and I would recommend it.
I really love reading, however I read to escape mostly & while I did read Che Guevera's diaries (I was in Cuba at the time) most of my reading is lightweight and fast paced.