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Lora's Rants and Reviews

My own unapologetic opinions on books and writing. I DO NOT accept review requests but only review books I choose to read and I don't post reviews on Amazon. I'm also persnickity about genre and plot.

Currently reading

The Goblin King (A Tale of the Seven Kingdoms) (Volume 1)
Michael Card
Progress: 49%
Heart of Darkness
Robert Hampson, Joseph Conrad
Progress: 24%
First Epiphany Of The Time Vandal
Harry Bowling
Progress: 28%
Don Quixote
Roberto González Echevarría, John Rutherford, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Progress: 53%

In the Woods

In The Woods - Jessica Mallory, Thomas Washburn Jr

by Thomas Washburn Jr

 

Three children, Travis, Timmy and Abby, find a cave in the woods and make it their secret clubhouse. Though they are close friends, approaching puberty introduces complications, especially after Abby gets her first boyfriend.

 

This started out like a sweet story of childhood friends coming of age. Then one day Travis finds a secret door and things go horribly wrong.

 

This was a short story that could have been developed into something more interesting. As it was, it became tacky and cliché without even an end twist to recommend it. The writing itself was good but there was a lack of plotting or explanation and in the end, it seemed like someone's first efforts.

 

The quality of writing gets it an extra star.