Sarah Porter’s new book, Lost Voices, seems depressingly lost. Addressing the abuses of young girls at the hands of the people who should love them and take care of them, the book missed a great opportunity for empowering the young readers who may look to it. While the writing is beautifully descriptive, it rambles along on tangents which serve to detract from the story, which is lacking to begin with. The characters are shallow and add to the depression of the book, which ends abruptly without bringing any closure.
I would love to see someone pick up the theme and write a fantastic fictional book for young girls.
Disclaimer: A copy of this book was provided by Harcourt Books.
Previously posted at Living Peacefully with Children.