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Monday, June 4, 2012

03 Young Adult Novel Reader review: saving Mary: the possession by Deidre Havrelock

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. 
- William Shakespeare, Hamlet (Act 1. Scene V)
Saving Mary: The Possession
Deidre Daily wages a battle each moment against her vivid nightmares, the presence of unseen eyes watching her and her family's domestic troubles. through her Ouija Board, Deidre finds escape from her predicament. little did she know that her games and intense desire to know more about the spirit world would lead her down the road to possession.
the book is written from a first-person perspective and it is interesting to note that as the story progresses, subtle changes in Ms. Havrelock's tone and prose become evident. 
initially, one hears Deidre recounting her ordeal with the voice of an innocent and very frightened child. this changes to that of a teenager and later to that of an adult. as a counterpoint, sounds constantly heard are markedly emphasized and punctuated. i find these transitions (child to teen to adult) and use of onomatopoeia disturbing and arresting at the same time. they reflect Deidre's physical and mental state as she gets older and more involved in her quest to find God and understand the concepts of good and evil. 
author Deidre D. Havrelock's spiritual memoir is more than just a chilling account of the events that plagued her childhood and adolescence. it is also a cautionary tale.
although i am both keeping an open mind and taking everthing with a grain of salt, this book's message should not be ignored. moreover, my curiosity has been piqued and i look forward to finding out in the next book how Ms. Havrelock's deliverance came about. 
*Saving Mary: The Possession is available at Amazon (US, UK). for more information about author Deidre D. Havrelock and her work, please visit her website at http://www.deidrehavrelock.com/, her blog at http://deidrehavrelock.wordpress.com/, her author page at Amazon and follow her on Facebook. 
my personal rating is:
Saving Mary: The Possession contains material not suitable for younger readers 12 and under. 

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