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The Light of the Fireflies – A Review

Hey guys,

So this is one I’ve been meaning to talk about for a while. I had a few rants to friends just after I read it from the sheer shock and horror that I experienced from reading this book but the themes and plot of the book have finally settled enough in my mind that I can write about it.

*I will make a point to warn you, dear readers, that there are some dark themes present in this book that may be mentioned in this post (abuse, sexual assault) so do be aware and read further at your own discretion.*

Do you ever judge a book by its title or cover? Yep, me too and that is exactly what I did when purchasing this book on my kindle. The Light of the Fireflies by Paul Pen was a book that was on sale on my Kindle a few months ago and I got a little notification on my phone for it. I thought, “why not?”, bought it for myself and I settled in for a nice read. Wow, was I naive? (Honestly, I saw “fireflies” in the title and thought it would be a nice, feel-good kind of book. Have you ever seen Grave of the Fireflies? That should have been my first insight that usually fireflies in titles means you’re in for an emotional rollercoaster).

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Summer Blog Challenge – Day 13

Day 13 – A Book That Made You Sad

I love a sad book, especially the kind that has you sobbing uncontrollably while you read through your tears. I’ve read a few good ones like that.

If I had to just choose one, I would choose Me Before You by Jojo Moyes for the book that made me sad.

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Forever… – Judy Blume

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We all love Judy Blume. So many of us grew up with her books and those books made a lasting impression on us (everyone needs Double Fudge in their lives). So this book was written back in 1975, won the 1996 A.L.A. Margaret A. Edwards Award for Outstanding Literature for Young Adults and was said to be ahead of its time. It was, and for some, it might still be. I really, really adored this book. I related a lot to the story and it hurt.

Forever by Judy Blume.

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