Sarah’s Diary was discovered in a home amongst the gruesome carnage of three badly decomposed bodies. She was nowhere to be found. Many years have passed since those horrible murders took place and now her story has been released to the public for review.
I really cannot complain too much since when I purchased Sarah’s Diary it was free. But now it is no longer a free purchase and though is not expensive these affordable ‘try outs’ can add up.
From the description, I knew that I would be reading a teenager’s diary but I am sure that even that teenager would not put random capital letters throughout her entries. It did become a bit annoying to find that as well as the teenage voice became a bit boring making it drag a bit. Yes, I know. I know, it is from the view of a 14-year-old girl but I don’t remember feeling the need to repeat the previous sentence or feelings in the same entry just by using different wording.
I would be assuming that this book is also for young readers, not just an adult book. I really do not think that I would allow my child to read this. You hear of Sarah and her meeting new ‘friends’ who glorify smoking pot, using crystal meth and underage drinking. You start to wonder why all this bad ‘luck’ is following Sarah but then you remember the type of people she chooses to hang out with and think well, though it is sad, she sets herself up for most of what happens making it very difficult to sympathize for her.
I did have the impression that the diary entries would only be for part of this story and then we would get on to family and friend’s emotions and feelings on the dramatic changes to their lives as well as their community. This is not the case. The entries continue up to the end of the book with just a few pages of other’s reactions.
Maybe you will feel different about htis story, I have read several reviews and they teeter back and forth.
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