Tag: fiction


“The Girl Before” review and thoughts on human trafficking

I recently read a book called “The Girl Before” by Rena Olsen, and everything about it is sticking with me. [You can read my Goodreads review here.] I picked it up on a whim at the library since it was on the Readers’ Choice Nomination list. [And, let’s face it, if I read and submit …

Children's Literature, WIPjoy Challenge

Why we love flawed characters (but not too flawed).

Today’s WIPjoy prompt asked about a mutual flaw a character shares with me. It didn’t take too long to pinpoint it. Though I hadn’t considered it consciously before, it was obvious that the main character, Kelsey, and I share the gene of gullibility. In Kelsey’s life, she went from being well-liked in her younger years, …