She Has No Name

Adult
Rated 3.43/5 based on 8 reviews
How does a person cope with the harsh realities of the world? How does a person’s experiences mold and shape them as individuals and furthermore, how do those experiences determine the choices that he or she subsequently make? More

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Words: 65,180
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476405407
About Angelique LaFontaine

My name Angelique LaFontaine. I was born in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. I'm 34 years old and live in the country about an hour outside of Dallas, TX. I am employed as a Mechanical Engineer but spend much of my time painting and writing I have been building my work collection for the last 15 years and it includes paintings, sketches, poetry compilations, novels, digital short stories and much more.

I do not limit my writing to one specific genre but I tend to lean more toward fiction fantasy. I love the idea of not having boundaries when writing. If you can think it, in my story, it could happen. In 2008, I released my first poetry compilation. This collection was entitled Walking Before You Run. It is a collection of 75 poems that I've written over the years. In 2010 I released Sandstone and Mirrors: The Crossover. I have many more books and short stories that I am preparing to release.

Besides writing, I love to paint and sketch. I enjoy working with acrylic mainly but from time to time, work with other mediums. Currently my work is being displayed in the Little Elm Library in Little Elm TX. It has been rotated throughout different locations in the Dallas area. Please see my website at www.AngeliqueArtWork.com for any updates.

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Review by: Bruce Benson on July 27, 2012 :
Now this is a book that I found interesting and troubling at the same time. Interesting in the way that there are a lot of issues touched on by the author. That being said, I would not recommend this book to children. Troubling in that, it is a sad reminder of the real life horrors that take place in society.
First, I think that the note to the reader in the beginning of the book plays an intricate role. I interpretted it to let the reader be aware of the fact that this book read almost like a memoir. It wasn't intended to give "life" to any of the characters but rather, a chronological list of events that took place in an individual's life.
That being said, I can't help but wonder if this is the type of book that all parents should read if they have troubled teenagers that they are trying to get through to.
Could help shed a little light on the mentality that they are so far removed from as an adult? Just a thought.
Obviously, the book needs a little bit of polishing with the grammatical errors and what not. However, I've noticed that the author publishes all of her own books, that alone is enough to applaude, but with that, I would imagine comes a lot of the responsibility of editing and proofing her own publications.
I would have to say that the content of the book is moving and interesting to read, perhaps just put a little bit more elbow grease into the editing and I think that you have got yourself a winner; a book that could perhaps do more good than you know.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Paul Pace on July 20, 2012 :
This story is very poorly written. I found myself having to read several sentences and full paragraphs multiple times to try to find out what the author was trying to say. Even then I was unsure. The story just drops off at the end as if the author got bored with writing the book and just didn’t want to finish it. Complete disappointment and a waste of your time.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Alex DeLeon on June 26, 2012 :
The story deals with very serious issues involving abuse, sexual and otherwise. The story is very intriguing and flows quickly. It flows almost too quickly. The way the author writes it does not allow the reader to relate to the main character, much less to any of the subordinate characters in the story. The entire story reads like an email that you have received from a close friend. Details are rushed through and you are wanting to slow down the dialogue. This method of writing may be a technique used by the writer to “hook” the reader, which may or may not work at times. There is no room left in order for the audience to closely relate to a character because of the high speed passing of events. If there was room left for sympathy it is gobbled up by the grammatical errors the reader must fight through in order to finish a paragraph. This however is a small gripe when you see how much talent this author has in storytelling. Although the story is not unique, many people have suffered from abuse, her presentation and the way she intertwines the entire plot shows her gift. Keep writing, I’m a fan.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: tamara balter on May 23, 2012 : (no rating)
I was excited to preview this book. I have yet to get a chance to read it and have down loaded it to my e-reader to take with me on vacation. I have read all the reviews and can't wait to read it for myself!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jimmy Garand on May 01, 2012 :
Review by: Jimmy Garand on April 30, 2012 : (no rating) (Remove)
The book moved me. It's honest and direct. I normally read non fiction but this one held my interest better than most fiction. The author can hit common ground with me on the emotion of scared and shocked. Almost wanted to start smoking again. By the way the last 3 books I read were Stephen King's 11/22/63. Anthony Bourdain's Medium Raw and Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs. I need a backlog of reading and this author's will probably be one.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Michelle M on April 29, 2012 :
Very good book! I got a free copy by using the code and want to say THANK YOU because I enjoyed it so much! I downloaded it Friday afternoon. Read the whole book in one sitting last night it was worth it! Like another user said there were a couple of spelling errors but other than that the story was very cohesive. I also agreed that it could have been a better ending instead of how it turned out. What did she do with her life after leaving Taylor? Also she said she was smoking marijuana daily for the past eight years. When she went to the interview at the supermarket, they told her to take a drug test so I guess she was either clean then or just 'miraculously' passed it?? Continunity error there LOL! How did she pass her drug test? PLEASE WRITE A PART TWO OF THIS BOOK !! I want to know whatever happened to Sherman, her first ex?? Thank you again for making this book free to read. You have a fan!!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Brenda Dubay on April 27, 2012 :
Follow one woman’s journey through part of her life. Great story about the troubles of life. I can identify with her at times because I’ve done dumb things like not leave, and found myself getting angry at the other characters at the way they treat her. Lots of emotion in this book. The book does focus on the main character.

Book is appropriately rated and does contain adult content.

I enjoyed the body of this book, and the main character. I didn’t enjoy the ending as much as the rest of the book, it just dropped off, but it didn’t take anything away from the rest of the storyline.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Parents' Little Black Book Reviews on April 24, 2012 :
I noticed online that the author was asking for people to read and review her novel. Having a free afternoon I decided I would read and review it.

The novel is listed as fiction and written in the first person. The story is one of physical and emotional abuse and may not be suitable for all audiences. It also includes underage drinking, drug abuse and underage sexual situations including rape.

Any story of abuse is difficult to read. The very real emotions of the victims are hard to deal with and their stories traumatic. They wrench our hearts and bring emotions to the surface. We want them to leave the situation or be rescued.

Unfortunately in this novel the protagonist never elicits that kind of response. Her affect throughout is so flat and without definition it is hard to find her as a person to identify with. Caught in the cycle of abuse going from one bad relationship to another she appears more apathetic than sympathetic. The same is true of her abusers. They never have a defined personality and are more an adjunct to the plot that participants in it.

There are also more than a few grammatical, spelling and word use errors that take away from the reading of the story.

I have given the novel 3 Stars more for the attempt to bring abuse in to the light of day and stop the cycle than the writing or story line.

Karen Bryant Doering,
Parent's Little Black Book
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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