Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Review: Girl in the Dark by Anna Lyndsey

Girl in the DarkGirl in the Dark by Anna Lyndsey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I can't imagine how it would be if I could not be able to walk in the sun again. This is what happened to Anna Lyndsey after she develops a severe allergy to light. "Girl in the Dark" is a memoir of what happened, how Anna is dealing with this challenging condition and the ups and downs of hope and despair. It is beautifully written and, although she is dealing with a very serious subject, Anna Lyndsey succeeds to infuse humour and lightness throughout the book.

I like this particular passage about friendship:
"Friendship plants itself as a small unobtrusive seed; over time, it grows thick roots that wrap around your heart. When a love affair ends, the tree is torn out quickly, the operation painful but clean. Friendship withers quietly, there is always hope of revival. Only after time has passed do you recognise that it is dead, and you are left, for years afterwards, pulling dry brown fibres from your chest."

I recommend this book.

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