Book Title: Slings and Arrows Author: Julie Elizabeth Powell Published By: www.lulu.com Recommended Age: 18+ Reviewed By: Maegan Morin Blog Reviewed For: Great Minds Think Aloud Rating: 5 Ravens
No parent should ever have to watch their child die. To feel the pain of losing a part of you. But what happens when the essence dies and the body lives on? How do you deal with the emotions and the thoughts? What do you do about the little person who was once so alive, so smart and so full of promise, who now stares back at you with lifeless empty eyes. Anyone can speculate and say what they would do in that situation but Julie Elizabeth Powell lived it with her daughter Samantha and this is their tale.
Slings and Arrows is the heart wrenching true account of author Julie Elizabeth Powell and her struggles with taking care of her daughter Samantha. The story is well written with detailed telling of her memories and feelings. It reminded me that we are all human and we all have our trials. I would recommend this to an 18+ reader because it is a very dark book with things that younger readers might not want to think about or understand. However at the end of every dark tunnel is a light called hope.