The Bad Girl by L. Donsky-Levine

This was hard to read.

I wanted more.

It was a conundrum.

You see, as hard as it was to read about a girl attempting to pull herself out of some of life’s most horrible situations, I still wanted to know more about her. This book, a novella really, is complete and full, it doesn’t technically need more. But that’s not stopping me from wanting it to have more.

The jumps in time throughout the story left me, not disoriented, but sad. I wanted to know how she’d been getting along when we weren’t a party to it. I wanted more chapters by the cat, (One of the best cat point of views ever!).  I just wanted… more.

Would I recommend it? Ehh… Umm… Er… It was good, in a dark, gritty, shocking sort of way. But along with the grit is a measure of hope, love, a portrait of New York City in the 70’s and an awful lot things to mull over when you’ve put the book down.  I’m glad I read it but I wouldn’t hand it to you until after we had chatted about it for a bit.Rosie's Book Review team 1

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I discovered this book because I’m a proud member of Rosie’s Book Review Team!

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8 comments on “The Bad Girl by L. Donsky-Levine

  1. Rosie Amber says:

    Thank you Jessie and entertaining review as always.

  2. Georgia Rose says:

    Oooh Jessie, you have me intrigued…and I’m left wanting more (the sign of a good book review?…I think so!) I shall have to add it to my TBR. Thanks.

  3. Sharon says:

    A lot of books are like that. You want to know how it ends but you really want more.

  4. N. says:

    This intriguing review is a better endorsement than a shining 5-star review because it makes you want to read that book just to see why it left you wanting more! Another book added to to my never-ending to-read list! 🙈

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