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Invisible Girl: The Suicide Journal by Daphine Glenn Robinson Link up

There are times when a paragraph is too few words and an entire book is too many.  Sometimes, that’s when a short story is appropriate.  I’m not usually a fan of short stories, unless they are compiled into a compendium of some sort. This short story by my friend Daphine Glenn Robinson, made me change my mind.

The story is called Invisible Girl: The Suicide Journal and it is a story for young adults, although it should appeal to everyone.  This short is the real deal.  Although fiction, it’s based on fact. Young Melissa feels lost in her family’s destructive downward spiral and feels like she has no options other than to kill herself.  How many times have children thought about suicide? I don’t know the statistics but I do know that readers can probably relate to Melissa in many ways.

Robinson is the author of many books: Mommy Moments, Too Many Lies, Caring What Other People Think, and Brotherly Love and Betrayal. I think this is her best work yet. I am proud to call Daphine my friend and am prouder that she trusts me to review her work.  I am especially fond of Too Many Lies, because the book contains a character whom I just love to hate: Stanley Thompson. ick (spitting).

Check out her website to see what she’s doing over there.

You can buy The Suicide Journal as well as her books on Amazon.  Still can’t get enough? Follow D (my nickname for her) on Pinterest .

Meanwhile, back over here, some of my friends have also had the pleasure of reading The Suicide Journal. Check out their links below to read their reviews as well!

 

All fun aside, if you are in a crisis and need help, PLEASE call the USA National Suicide & Crisis Hotline at 1-800-784-2433 or 1-800-273-8255.  Or talk to a friend or someone you trust.  You’re not in this alone.

 

Now, go on and READ some of D’s other reviewers!


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Book Review: Too Many Lies by Daphine Glenn Robinson

Too Many Lies is the latest book by my friend and author Daphine Glenn Robinson.  Robinson’s books are about real people with real problems.  They are appealing on several levels:

  • They are easy to read
  • You feel as if you’ve met these characters before
  • The subject matter is something we can all relate to

The author’s latest foray into story telling includes Stanley and Deidre Thompson.  Stanley is a lying, cheating, dirty dog of a husband and Deidre is his long suffering wife.  Deidre puts up with a lot but after discovering his latest secret, she decides she’s had enough.  Fortunately, Deidre has a strong support network and is able to decide what’s best for her; even though it took her 15 years.  You can’t help but like Deidre because she’s a good woman and while she’s not perfect, she recognizes the difference between right and wrong and has enough confidence in herself and her faith to be able to make good choices.  She’s a good friend, a devoted mother, and a hard working employee; what’s not to like about her?

The most refreshing idea about this book is that the characters in the tale are multicultural, a point that is near and dear to me and this blog.  Many of the characters are obviously African American but their problems are not necessarily specific to a particular race.  Does Robinson obscure the character’s races on purpose to widen the appeal? Not sure.  But the appeal is there, regardless of race.

If you’ve ever attended church or any place of worship, you’re bound to encounter the various types of characters Robinson includes in her books.  Daphine Glenn Robinson’s books are entertaining and uplifting without hitting you on the head with preachy-ness.  Watch out our Tyler Perry; Sister Robinson can tell a story!

 

I give this book four paws and think this is Robinson’s best work yet!

 

 

 

Check back for an interesting post by the author herself AND a giveaway!

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