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18 ianuarie 2013

Review - Precise (Pulling Me Under #1)

Precise (Pulling Me Under # 1)

About the book
Katie Anselin is a newlywed and hubby, Paul, is her life. He’s the only one who knows her family’s history and makes her finally feel happy—until the day she discovers she’s fallen pregnant.

By the time Katie started school, she’d been taught that she was the cause of her mother, Rochelle’s miscarriages. See, Katie has grown up knowing she shoAuldn’t be happy when she’s caused her mom so much pain.

Still, Katie can’t imagine killing the life growing inside her, which occurs at the same time Rochelle starts skipping her medication. Hell hath no fury like Rochelle with a vengeance to make Katie pay for ruining her life. 

In Rochelle’s quest for power, Katie and Paul’s baby is the pawn.

My thoughts 

“I am kind and beautiful. I have a soul. It’s better to be known for what I am not. Isn’t that how the saying goes?”

I present you a heavy subject - mental illness -  and an angsty, psychological drama - PRECISE, written by a young and talented writter. Rebecca Berto is a new voice in contemporary drama. Her story feels real. Makes you wonder if the issues from the book are a real experience of this author, because her writing  make you see the depth of the emotional disturbance of her characters. 

The story is about an insanely mother, Rochelle, who constantly terrorized and punish her daughter for being born. Kates, a young woman, is blamed for THE WRONG in her mother's life,  especially for the death of her unborn children. 
“"Still speaking over me," she says, meeting my eyes and scoffing. "You are still that worthless little girl."”

PRECISE is the story of their dysfunctional mother-daughter relationship. The author's writing is almost literary and the character development is really great. Not a dark read, in classical sense, but the story tear your heart out  as Rebecca says. 

You'll think that the constant verbal abuse is shattering Kates. But no... when she find out she's pregnant became stronger and rebuilds her walls to keep her insane mother away from her child. 

Precise - is an angsty, psychological, literay read and a wonderful debut!!!

3.5/4 stars 

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