By: Robert Eggleton
Genre: Science Fiction
I had high hopes for Rarity from the Hollow. When I first started the book, it was a little hard to follow and felt choppy. But once I got used to Eagleton’s style, I really began to get into it. I was loving it. It was unique and I loved the main character, Lacy Dawn. Just after I hit the 30% mark, things went downhill fast. It felt sloppy and the storyline not only took a sharp turn, but the realism of the characters did as well. I tried to continue for another few chapters, hoping it would pick up again, but it didn’t.
I greatly appreciate the effort of the author to shed light on child abuse and his desire to give to children in need. I just didn’t enjoy the book.
About the Author:
Rebecca is a London girl currently living in New Zealand
Robert Eggleton has served as a children’s advocate in an impoverished state for over forty years. He is best known for his investigative reports about children’s programs, most of which were published by the West Virginia Supreme Court where he worked from 1982 through 1997, and which also included publication of models of serving disadvantaged and homeless children in the community instead of in large institutions, research into foster care drift involving children bouncing from one home to the next — never finding a permanent loving family, and statistical reports on the occurrence and correlates of child abuse and delinquency. Today, he is a recently retired children’s psychotherapist from the mental health center in Charleston, West Virginia, where he specialized in helping victims cope with and overcome physical and sexual abuse, and other mental health concerns. Rarity from the Hollow is his debut novel and its release followed publication of three short Lacy Dawn Adventures in magazines: Wingspan Quarterly, Beyond Centauri, and Atomjack Science Fiction. Author proceeds have been donated to a child abuse prevention program operated by Children’s Home Society of West Virginia. http://www.childhswv.org/ Robert continues to write fiction with new adventures based on a protagonist that is a composite character of children that he met when delivering group therapy services. The overall theme of his stories remains victimization to empowerment.
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