Rated 5.00/5 based on 4 reviews
Puberty least it does for eleven year old Delia, whose body recently morphed into that of a playboy model. Now, she suffers under near constant torment of bullies and gossipers. "Delia-Boobelia" is a dark tale of how cruel children can be toward those who are different.

*This book is NOT erotica, but it does discuss an extreme case of child abuse. This isn't detailed.

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Words: 4,180
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458139719
About Jesi Lea Ryan

Jesi Lea Ryan grew up in the Mississippi River town of Dubuque, IA. She holds bachelor degrees in creative writing and literature and a masters degree in business. She considers herself a well-rounded nerd who can spend hours on the internet researching things like British history, anthropology of ancient people, geography of random parts of the world, bad tattoos and the paranormal. She currently lives in Madison, WI with her husband and two exceptionally naughty kitties.

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Review by: Kristy Jennings on June 29, 2011 :
I just finished reading this and give it 5 stars. I myself was a victim of the cruelty of other children...although for different reasons. I could, nevertheless, relate to poor Delia.

(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jules Carey on Jan. 08, 2011 :
This is a story of the sad, and often cruel, world that children have to face. Delia is only eleven years old but has been dealt a hard hand by mother nature. Teased and bullied, Delia has found a way to cope with the cruelty that is dished out to her on a daily basis.

In an age where children are literally being bullied to death, Jesi Lea Ryan has heart wrenchingly portrayed the young girls thoughts that lead up to a sad and daring choice. It's not an easy thing to do, and it's not an easy thing to read, but worth it. This story will make you think twice about bullying and how important of an issue it really is.

NOTE: The story is graphic in nature so please read with caution, but I would add to the previous review that it includes a portrayal of a rape of a child BY another child. I would consider this piece an honest portrayal of these events rather than erotica.
(review of free book)

Review by: RomOnLine on Jan. 02, 2011 : (no rating)
Before some child reads this-it really should be marked as including a graphic rape of a little girl.

I don't see anything that alerts the reader that this material is not suitable for children--and it certainly isn't.

The 'discussion' overheard by the 3rd graders was a bit much--8 year old children shouldn't even know those terms.
(review of free book)

Review by: Tom Raimbault on Dec. 31, 2010 :
Being an author, myself, I follow Jesi Lea Ryan on Facebook & Twitter, and was excited to see that she had released a short story on Smashwords. Needless to say, I couldn’t wait to read it.
Being an author of horror, fantasy and dark erotica; to me the title Delia-Boobelia reflected a story that might have been humorous with a few sexy twists. The title did, after all, have the word boobs in it, and I like boobs! Funny thing: I never bothered to read the synopsis, just simply downloaded the PDF and started to read.
The title is very suiting for someone like me because it results in a harsh slap to the face, not once, but several times. I immediately felt sorry for the main character who was going through a difficult time in her life. Throughout the story I would click the tongue against the roof of my mouth while exclaiming, "Awe..." :-(
After the first page, I realized that this is not a story created to entertain the reader. This is a story that places the reader in the main character's shoes and attempts to educate us of the often shrouded, dark world that girls in early puberty (especially those who develop early) must endure. I immediately developed a respect towards the author and allowed her to tell me this horrible, horrible tale.
I cannot believe the terrible things that happened to this poor girl. After witnessing her thoughts, I believe it should serve as a lesson that young girls need to be educated by their parents to recognize certain situations as being wrong, and the appropriate action to take. You'll see what I mean when you read this story.
Like I said, this is not an entertaining read such as a macabre or erotica work, designed to take us over the edge into some strange territory. This is a blunt impression of reality that takes us to some truly, dark places. It serves to educate.
I give this story 5 stars. Very, well done!
(review of free book)

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