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Anne Brooke: fiction writer

Contemporary gay romance and fantasy writer. Also loves flowers and bakes the occasional cake. Sometimes they're edible ...

Magical and moving, for the most part

Searching for Lincoln's Ghost - Barbara J. Dzikowski

This is a magical and very moving book about a difficult childhood and I was caught up in  it from the very beginning. The young girl Andi is a brilliant narrator and her view of the situations at her school and the people she meets there is extremely gripping.


Up until the last few pages, I was fully intending to give this 5 stars. But for some reason I can't fathom, the last few pages are given up to a blatant advert for that totally dreadful book "The Prophet" - which I've always found to be laughably and teeth-achingly bad, and utter quasi-religious claptrap. This was a great shame, as Andi deserves better than to have that as the last thing I remember about her.


So, very good, but sadly spoiled by those last few pages.