Jun 11, 2012

How 'Bout Them Reads: The Truth About Delilah Blue

Once again I think this is a book that I picked up during Borders closing sale. One that I might not have picked up if it hadn't been just a few bucks. It certainly wasn't a bad book, but I had never heard of the author, Tish Cohen, and frankly it would have been lost in the shuffle of all those books out there in the world that I could potentially pick up.

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Delilah Blue, or Lila Mack as she goes by now, was a struggling artist. She wanted to go to art school but her tight-lipped father wouldn't pay for art school. He wanted her to get a degree in something useful. So she did what she had to to get the education she desired - she did nude modeling for these classes so as she stood there she could listen and take in all the professor had to say. It had always been just her and her father. They were originally from Canada but moved to California when she was about eight, her father telling her that her mother, also an artist, needed time to work on her art and just "figure out who she is."

But one day her mother shows up again. And the truth comes out that it wasn't what her father said. Her father kidnapped her all those years ago. Now Delilah is trying to figure out why he would do that and if her mother was really who she always idealized her to be. At the same time, her father is now showing signs of early-onset Alzheimer's. And her mother has a second daughter who is desperate for attention and to just be the child. Delilah just wants to find her place and figure out who she really is.

It definitely wasn't a bad read. It was fairly quick and the characters were interesting. I got annoyed through several parts with several characters which I suppose brings a different kind of realism to the book. You felt for Delilah through the book, just wanting her to figure out for herself and stop listening to what everyone around her was saying. It was pretty good overall.

28/52


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