Secrets of Worry Dolls

Secrets of Worry Dolls

by Amy Impellizzeri

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ISBN-13: 9781942545651
Publisher: Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing
Publication date: 12/01/2016
Pages: 312
Sales rank: 1,249,676
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)

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Secrets of Worry Dolls 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
bumblebee23 More than 1 year ago
What a great book! The cover and title drew me in and the story had me hooked from page one! I love that the story was told from Mari and then Lu's perspective. There were layers to this story that I did not see coming and I enjoyed every minute as they were revealed. You won't want to put this one down...I gave up sleep to keep reading!
bumblebee23 More than 1 year ago
What a great book! The cover and title drew me in and the story had me hooked from page one! I love that the story was told from Mari and then Lu's perspective. There were layers to this story that I did not see coming and I enjoyed every minute as they were revealed. You won't want to put this one down...I gave up sleep to keep reading!
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Favorite Quotes: Missed chances, secrets and regrets. When the end of the world does arrive, that’s all that will be left. And cockroaches, of course. I switched my major 8 times in college… my college advisor said that I had ‘broken the record for indecisiveness among co-eds.’ I thanked him before I realized he wasn’t actually proud of me. I felt grateful and relieved and hopeful and confused and sad. Which is kind of the story of my life. I hate that no one would describe me as strong anymore. I’m so disappointed in myself – people just meeting me now would describe me as frail – I’m sure of it. And I wouldn’t be arrogant enough to disagree with them. They would be right. But my question is: When did I become frail? When did I stop being an orchid – beautiful and hearty and rare? When was that moment? We never really had a chance – my mother and I. It wasn’t my fault. It wasn’t hers either… Losing her isn’t the hard part. The hard part is knowing now why, and not being able to tell her I forgive her. My Review: I vacillated in deciding how to rate this intense and complicated story as, at times, the characters frustrated and greatly annoyed me, yet I still cared about them and remained invested and interested in their tale. I delayed in writing a review – something I seldom do, to process the complex piece in total. After considering the consistent superior quality of the writing, I determined this work more than deserved a full set of five shiny stars. Ms. Impellizzeri’s writing was relevant, highly emotive, and vividly descriptive. She placed me securely in their heads… I was right there with them – seeing what they saw, feeling heavy with their anxiety, and gripped with their tension. Written from a dual POV of a mother and daughter with a difficult relationship and rocky family history, the story was laced with their inner musings, fears, dreads, regrets, guilt, and sorrowful memories. The narrative moved back and forth in time over 30 years as they each mined their histories, and I relished how the characters would suddenly gain a surprising insight from an observantly detailed memory that generally came unbidden. Both characters lived in a state of chronic anxiety and regret, yet they seldom spoke or acknowledged this with each other. Both were prone to pull to the negative, quick to jump to the worst-case scenario and then be practically immobilized and overcome with irrational panic. The plot was as complex as the characters with many twists and turns and blind alleys, but the ending was such a surprise and the relief brought a smile to my face, if only life events really did work themselves out that well. Amy Impellizzeri has been added to my ever growing list of uber-talented authors to follow.