Bobby's Socks

Rated 5.00/5 based on 1 reviews
A tragic window of childhood death opens at summer camp within the hills of Appalachia as Mr. Diabolus sexually assaults nine-year-old, Robert.
Robert’s brain traumatized, a shame-based gene was switched on as a gentle whisper within Robert’s mind said – KILL YOURSELF. But Robert got lucky one day at school when he met a new girl, Ardee, a happy tomboy of a girl, she renamed him, her Bobby. More

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About Nathaniel Sewell

Nathaniel Sewell lives in the Midwest with his wife, RD and their King Charles Cavaliers – Maggie May and Pink Petunia.

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Review by: Kimberly Gould on July 5, 2012 :
This was an amazing story and written so well. The horrors that Bobby experiences and lives through are vivid and leave the reader feeling scarred as well. However, Nathaniel Sewell expertly doles out dollops of hope at regular intervals so a reader isn't overcome with grief and continues reading safe in the knowledge that things are going to work out for Bobby, even if they don't work out for everyone else. As it is, things are made better for more than just himself as hundreds of other abused children are also spared from a predator and countless future children are safe from his clutches.

I found the epilogue a bit off-putting. The switching from third to first person left me wondering what was real and what was fiction. I'm not sure it was a necessary change. It was also a bit choppy as it jumped around timewise. Still, it gave the perfect conclusion to the story, showing how Bobby not only advanced science in terms of Epigenetics (something the scientist in me will be researching!) but uplifting people with happy socks. :) Making his passion also his income is just fabulous.

This book is not for the faint of heart, but I think it holds lessons for all and is a wonderful read for those who are brave enough to be honest with themselves and each other.
(reviewed 38 days after purchase)

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