Reviews and Blog Posts: Childhood

Hyperbole and a half : unfortunate situations, flawed coping mechanisms, mayhem, and other things that happened

by Allie Brosh

DPL Rating:
5

What a wonderful book!  Allie Brosh's strange yet totally delightful artwork does a great job of convincingly conveying the emotions of both her animal and her human characters.  Except for one serious section dealing with her depression - courageously laid out, explained and expressed so very well - this book...

A good and happy child : a novel

by Justin Evans

DPL Rating:
5

George Davies; a responsible, loving husband and father, is perplexed by his inability to hold his infant son. With his wife growing impatient, George seeks psychological help and unwittingly uncovers a horrifying blackness hidden within his childhood memories. Unnerving and sometimes terribly sad, A Good and Happy Child marks an...

Too Close to the Falls

by Catherine Gildiner

DPL Rating:
4

Cathy McClure is a bright child, growing up in a picturesque small town minutes from the thundering splendor of Niagara Falls. Sent to work full-time in her father's drug store by age four as a treatment for hyperactivity, Cathy is a child circulating in an adult world. Day-to-day life with...

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