Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Book Review: 8 Notes to a Nobody

8 Notes to a Nobody
by Cynthia T. Toney
Holly Springs, GA: Write Integrity Press, 2015

Wendy Robichaud is almost fourteen years old. Her father has left her family for a new one and her mother is recovering from having carpal tunnel syndrome on both hands. Wendy is also jealous of her best friend who is “changing and leaving her behind” and she has a large nose which has earned her the nickname “Bird Face.” When she starts receiving anonymous encouraging notes from “A FREND,” she has no idea what to make of it. 

Writing in the first person, Cynthia T. Toney has captured the voice of early adolescent angst in “8 Notes to a Nobody.” This issue-driven Catholic fiction deals with anorexia, suicide, and alcoholism. These are all serious, weighty topics, but are handled in an age-appropriate manner and without the story becoming depressing. At its core, this is a story of hope about discovering a sense of self and finding one’s place in the world.

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