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Publication Date: March 11th, 2014
Annie grew up with a warped family who didn’t shelter her from the horrors of the world. In fact, they threw it at her feet.
When she meets a boy who shows her affection she struggles with feelings she had never experienced before. But her family is not willing to let her go easily.
Even if Annie is able to escape their control, the damage done to her will haunt her for the rest of her life.
“You’re such a pretty little thing, Annie.” Nana rocked on her wooden rocker. The paint was pealing and it squeaked as it rolled over the dingy linoleum.
“Thank you, Nana.” I smiled as I smoothed down the knotted hair of my Barbie.
Nana’s lips puckered and pulled together in a hard line, her wrinkled skin creasing around the ledge of her lips. She leaned closer to me, grunting as she stretched and tapped her old cane against the floor to get my attention. I glanced up at her through tangled dirty blonde locks, green eyes wide and waiting.
“You’re an ugly little thing on the inside, aren’t you dear?” He eyes narrowed, the milky like covering over the pupils made her look like she was possessed.
Throwing the worlds horrors at your child’s feet? Over-protective family? Haunting damage? Sounds like a cult to me. BUT I am more than happy to dive in and figure it out for you. I have a feeling this one might get a tad emotional, which I LOVE! I can see the reoccurring theme now: Learning how to see beauty when you thought there was none. Let’s just hope it’s as good as it’s synopsis makes it out to be. THIS is what I am waiting for.
What are YOU waiting for.