Toni

 

Toni
by Helen Leung
Reviewed by Terry South for Quality Book Reviews

Here is another one of our myspace authors and with one that you will not want to miss.  I read this in 1 day, I could not put it down.  The story as the title entails is about a young girl, Toni, whose parents had wanted a boy but got a girl instead.  Toni’s parents were disappointed, and Toni felt they hated her.

Toni is dropped off a her uncle Steve’s house by her parents and they tell her that they will be back a few weeks to get her.  Well now here it is four years later, and a police officer finds Toni unconscious and bleeding in a closet at her uncles home.  Toni has lived the past four years of her life trying to avoid upsetting her uncle and his terrible temper.  The policeman, Matt McKay takes Toni and supports her and we then begin to see her grow.  Toni grows into a independent young woman despite her past abuse, stuggles and conflicts.

The story delivers the message of teens struggling with various feelings from fear, hate, and guilt as well as numerous other feelings.  I highly recommend this one, especially recommend that all teen girls read as it is sure to help them with the feelings that they too struggle with.

A definite 5 star read. 

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