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Posted August 7, 2012
My review: I decided to review this book purely for personal reasons. I went through divorce for 1,5 years ago and my kid had to go through it on his own way, too. He still does. I was curious and afraid to read The Divorce Girl for exactly the same reasons - and I was right. The Divorce Girl touched me on a personal level, even though the time and the place and the age and path of the kid were different, it still affected me. I enjoyed every minute of reading. The Divorce Girl by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg is a book about family, loss, betrayal, dealing with pain, hope - and all through the eyes of a teenage girl. Her life changes with the divorce. She shuts down her feelings and directs them to a photo camera and sees the world as safely as possible through the lens. I think that the title of the book is right on spot. divorce is actually one of the main characters in the book next to Deborah. Throughout the whole book, divorce and how it influences kids is on main focus. Author asks so many questions which are actual today. Even the settings in the book are from the 70s in New Jersey, the questions about divorce are still the same as they were 30-40 years ago: Do parents understand what divorce really does to children? Do they care? Can the results of a divorce at all be avoided? I truly enjoyed reading it through Deborah's narrative and I think the author did an excellent job with mirroring the grown-ups' world through her. It was messy, painful and yet, the author was capable of keeping the innocence of a young girl's understandings. It's a beautifully painful book to read!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.