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on Nov. 02, 2010 :
Fragile. Damaged. Plucky. Determined.
The first two words seem to contradict the latter two, but human beings are often walking contradictions. Syndey Venery is too, but in the best way possible. Despite a nightmarish childhood and circumstances tougher than any sixteen-year-old girl should ever have to face, Sydney never loses her innate warmth. And it's that very trait that makes the reader root for and sympathize with the main character throughout the novel.
With a fierce attitude, dogged determination, and - yes - the kindness of strangers, the pregnant teenager does what she has to do to survive. We as readers are just along for the ride with Sydney, but it's a tough road to travel because she's so easy to love. Her pain becomes our pain. That's the mark of a great character and a great story.
The Kindness of Strangers may not be a thriller or suspense novel, but J.A. Titus has still managed to craft a real page-turner. I finished the book in only two sittings, but I probably would've completed it all at once if sleep hadn't interrupted my reading time.
Titus has written a haunting debut novel that will stay with you long after the final page has been clicked.
(reviewed long after purchase)