Guest Review of Sydney Song’s by Ia Uaro
I have to say when I first started reading this book; it started off a bit slow, interesting but slow. Many times when that happens I give up and just put the book down. However, the interesting part kept me reading and reading until to my sadness I was at the end. I felt as though I was walking along beside Sydney on her adventures, misadventures, ups and downs. I truly began to feel for her and what she was going through.
I was fortunate to not have to deal with my parent’s divorce. However, after reading this I know what it must feel like to have to deal with something like that. Sydney’s pain over it nearly costs her a chance at love with Pete. I was thrilled to read of her interest in Pete. I won’t give too much away but sometimes situations in our lives make us realize those that are important to us.
I loved the banter and the frequent use of the various Australian dialects; it really made me feel as though I was right there in Australia! Oh and the ending; I LOVED the epilogue! A perfect ending to such a great read.
My favorite quote was Sydney speaking to Pete: “I did cry praying for you, but never once was I dispirited because I wasn’t loved. Never once did I feel all alone in the big wide world. Never once did I have any suicidal thoughts. You know I went through all that after my parents’ divorce. But simply being near you gave me courage and strength.” I actually got tears in this scene. Well done… wonderful…. applaud applaud…. I loved it!!! 5 stars!!
At 17, a teen magazine published my first fiction as a serial. Inundated by my fans’ letters, the publisher printed it as a book which subsequently ended up in school libraries. I used it to fund my university studies, during which time I was active in aero-modelling, martial arts, mountaineering, speleology… and studied petroleum seismology among my music-playing friends. After my graduation I worked with French, Norwegian and American geophysical companies.
In Sydney since 1995, I now do several kinds of volunteer work for the community, assess manuscripts, and write real-life socio-fiction.
LINKS FOR IA:
Ia’s home: http://sydneyssong.net
Storylane: Sydney’s Song Storyteller
Ia’s guestbook: http://sydneyssong.net/gbook
Ia’s blog Chapters of Life : http://sydneyssong.net/blog