Broken Dolls

Broken Dolls

by Tyrolin Puxty



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ISBN-13: 9781620079300
Publisher: Whampa, LLC
Publication date: 12/14/2015
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

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Broken Dolls 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
BadgerGrad99 More than 1 year ago
This was a really unique and interesting concept for a book! Ella is a living doll that used to be a human. She was quite content living in the attic with only the professor that made her until he created a new doll. The new doll starts questioning everything, and soon Ella doesn't know what is real and who to trust. The twists and turns had me spinning, and the ending totally surprised me! Loved it!
Tink1113 More than 1 year ago
Broken Dolls is an amazing and creepy story at the same time. I couldn't get enough of it. Every spin the story took threw me off. Just when I thought I had this story figured out I turned out that I was wrong. Ella the main character and the Professor were written so well they stuck in my head. As other character were introduced it just added to the awesomeness that this book is. I won't soon forget these characters or their story. Thank you Tyrolin Puxty for such a great read!
jcresce1 More than 1 year ago
This story was crazy, I was so intrigued and needed to know the answers that I couldn't put it down. Ella is suffering from memory loss so she doesn't remember why she is a doll or how she came to be that way. But then all these strange things keep happening to make her rethink why these things came to pass. A doll shows up and starts making Ella question her existence when all she wanted before was to dance. Now, we get to the bottom of the professor and what happened. I'm not giving anything away, but it's definitely an interesting read and I enjoyed it.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Dinah Roseberry for Readers' Favorite I loved Broken Dolls by Tyrolin Puxty! I was first drawn by the strange cover; it had a sci fi-ish look, yet an innocence hidden in the form of a partial ballerina—a broken doll. Hmm, I thought. What could this be about? I was very excited to find that the doll was a real doll with a real human part to her. The action went from page to page quickly with a sweet pull, and I had difficulty putting it down. Ella is the heroine in this bizarre treatment of a seemingly nice but unusual “professor” taking care of dolls that were somehow really human. How does that happen? Why does it happen? This can’t be right. It's unfortunate that Ella, with significant memory loss, can’t figure out the mystery, and she’s not sure she wants to know the answers anyway. She only wants to dance and to be unbroken. More and more obstacles (in the way of other dolls and even a human child) come to her home in the unkempt attic, deepening the secrecy that seems to be clouding the truth. Can she be saved? Can any of them escape? Do they even want to? Well, there’s more than meets the eye here—or doll, in this case. Tyrolin Puxty has a comfortable style of writing that makes you cozy right into the plot from page one and especially connect to the characters. Suddenly, it doesn’t matter that Ella and Lisa are dolls—they are so much more. There are layers and layers of mystery, and I didn’t see the creative outcome arriving. It’s a good one. Broken Dolls can also have a deeper psychological meaning if you care to ponder it once you’re done reading. I didn’t expect that either. I was compelled to learn more about the author and visited her site and read the couple-page offering at the back of the book as a sample for the next doll book. Yay! A next one! You may ask yourself once you’ve completed Puxty’s Broken Dolls what you would do if you found yourself in such a circumstance. Trust me, it won’t be an easy answer. Of course, not everyone can pull off wearing a tutu anyway! An excellent read and the layout of the book is fabulous!
19269684 More than 1 year ago
Tyrolin Puxty was so kind to deliver to me, all the way from Australia, a copy of this book! The story kept bringing to mind, the words of Alice from the Wonderland stories, "Curiouser and curiouser..." ​ This book was totally, unequivocally, masterfully written! The book deserves 10 specs- I am not kidding! It was so good! The story is about a small doll, named Ella. She has no memory of her past; all she wants to do is dance. She's cared for by a man, known as the professor and lives happily in the attic of his home. ​ It's not until a new doll is added to her peaceful, yet dusty environment that things go awry. Lisa, the goth doll is angry. She's emotional, condescending and violent and she knows a truth that can upset everything Ella's ever known. This story is 161-pages of adventure! The ending brings a twist in such a manner that all you can do is rush through the final pages- a bit upset at a character, despondent towards another and terribly sad for one you'd never expected! I loved it so much- I'll share the story but I won't ever hand the book out for a loan. This book now holds a special place on my bookshelf, where it will always be bragged upon but never loaned. You have to read this book. It's for any aged reader and so imaginative! **Book offered by author, Tyrolin Putty, for an honest review.
Backyard More than 1 year ago
Short enough book I knocked it out in one sitting. The style of writing and the idea behind the story is extremely reminiscent of Neil Gaiman for me. Ella is a doll. She doesn't know how long she's been a doll. She has been dancing and watching old black and white shows on a crappy old TV for as long as she can remember. She knows she used to be a broken human, and that the professor saved her life. Until one day when the professor makes another doll, Lisa. A gothic double-crossing doll with a mean streak, who remembers her old life and is hellbent on beating the diabolical professor. Only, it isn't always as it seems. Since it's from Ella's point of view, it is all pretty simplistic and she makes irrational kid decisions. It's frustrating at times, but I enjoyed the pacing of how she discovered everything. Lisa's constant pushing for Ella to try and remember things was brutal but understandable, even if she was ruthless about it. The big reveal was pretty darn cool, too. I realllllly liked what it amounted to at the end, and who Ella ended up being in real life. She is definitely better as a doll, even if she didn't deserve it. I find the forgiveness of the others in her life particularly impressive after everything was revealed.