Book Review – The Path of the Child
by Sojourner McConnell
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Of Isolation And Hope
The Path Of The Child by Sojourner McConnell is a powerful contemporary novel which I really enjoyed. It was a compulsive read which drew me in from the start as I put on my ‘Mom and nurturing’ hat.
The novel is two-fold, dealing with a child and her mother. Told in the third person from various viewpoints, the reader gets to intimately know the characters.
There is the voice of mental illness. I found this a powerful chapter as the voices played their part. They seemed to empower the person as their will took over.
The voice of neglect really upset me. “She wanted someone to know she existed.” Everyone wants to be noticed. No one wants to live in isolation.
As an avid reader, I loved all the references to books. Many I had read and they awoke memories in me.
thought The Path Of The Child was a unique and powerful book. I could empathise with all the characters. There were some very beautiful moments that have left hope in my heart, with the promise of a new tomorrow.
A wonderful read.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
The Path of the Child by Sojourner McConnell Book Review
I must admit that “And the Path of the Child” is not my go to genre. Being a thriller reader, I always expect the worst in any novel: when is the next twist, when is the next accident or death, and thus I find “regular life” fiction normally dull. Having said that, this is by no means my view of “And the Path of the Child” which showed me, how a rough, “everyday” life, can be painted in vivid colours.
Alabama good girl Melanie has never been loved by her mom. In fact, she is regularly neglected and as a result became a wall flower, as both her mom and schoolmates disregards her. She has no other family, and never knew her father or heard of any relatives.
This is an interesting novel, with complex characters and an ambiguous ending: it is happy and has a tang of “It’s a Wonderful Life” or “Christmas Carol” but it is anything but plain straightforward (no spoilers here).
If you like general fiction, you will enjoy “The Path of the Child”. If you like “Christian Fiction” or stories in which humans, with their flaws and misjudgement or their kindness and good nature, are the centre, you would love it.
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