It hurts too much to talk about. I wish the numbness
would come back. The feeling of unreality that letís you go on thinking
maybe it didnít happen. Instead, thereís this bleak Ö nothing. The
impossible unfairness of it all. The total humiliation. Only words, all of
this. What are words anyhow? Just little bits of sounds and shapes that are
supposed to mean something. - ĎA Few Words For
My Brotherí By Alison Lohans
Can you imagine having adopted grandparents? A grandmother, that does not
remember you? Or a mother that runs away from home with no return? Ann Walsh
edits to life, and to heart, thirteen separate stories that you want to read
over and over. This book is all about relationships. Making you realize what
you have, and how lucky you are, as these stories are written about kids
that are not so fortunate.
Dark Times caught me and pulled me in from
the first page. The book gives the reader a feeling of gut wrenching truth,
throughout the entire book. Every story presents a new problem and a new
reality. People from ages 13 and up will enjoy this book. It causes tears,
but gives hope as well. It is heartfelt, and beautifully put together
through the eyes of teenagers. This book gives you the feeling of love and a
mixture of every other emotion imaginable. I would highly recommend reading
it. The book leaves you biting your lip and constantly wanting to turn to
the next page.
This Dark Times anthology is definitely
deserving of 4 stars.