Friday, August 12, 2016

Review: Enigma by Danielle Bannister

Enigma by Danielle Bannister


I’m the girl no one sees. The bum on the street corner you avert your eyes from. The child no one loved. The lost soul no one sees fit to save. A person could go crazy being that alone, but not me. I dug myself out of hell and carried the flames with me. Therapists would call me a pyromaniac if they ever found out my secret. I will always remain an enigma; the puzzle piece that just won’t fit. 

Since I’m 18, I’ve decided to take charge of my life. Start over. Get a job…then disappear into the populace on my own terms. That was the plan. Until I ended up in Mullen, Nebraska and met Kyle King. He showed me a quiet peaceful life on a farm that was built with love and warmth. The kind of warmth even my precious fire couldn’t provide. Instead of dismissing me like the rest of the world, he chose to look right at me.

Maybe the world wasn’t so cruel.

Or maybe my downward spiral was just beginning. 


This was (unexpectedly) a very good read. I wasn't sure about reading an abuse story but the author has done justice to her characters. It's well-written and quite interesting. It's a story of a girl, Sarah, who is an enigma to people around her but mostly because she has seen and experienced so much in her life that she is far beyond her years. She likes to keep to herself.

When she arrives at Al's farm she is happily astonished to find kind-hearted people. Making her believe that there is still some good in this world. Until Al's Son, Brad comes to visit. Now she wants to leave but can't. Kyle is so kind she had never expected her brother to be such a cruel person. She is in trouble once again... This time it might hurt her more than ever. Because going back to the dark place will not be so easy. This time she might not come back from all the misery it brings....

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