What She Left Behind

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A darkly funny tale of rock and roll obsessions, discovered in the back alleys of Vancouver's underground music scene by a journalism school drop out looking for love... More

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  • Category: Fiction » Urban
  • Words: 82,910
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781311375377
About Emily Kendy

Emily Kendy has written for music publications in Canada and the US, with articles published in the Globe and Mail, the Calgary Herald, and Adbusters magazine. She was runner up in “SubTerrain’s Lush Triumphant Short Fiction Contest,” and participated in Broken Pencil’s bloody and gruelling literary deathmatch. She lives in Courtenay, BC, with no cats and writes about her dating adventures on her personal blog Little Mess of Petals.

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A. Renee Hunt reviewed on on March 24, 2016

I was gifted with the book, What She Left Behind, from author Emily Kendy. I love reading the works of burgeoning authors and Ms. Kendy is no different. This is a good book, but it's very odd too. Not because it was difficult to read or written poorly but because Rebecca, the main character was difficult!

The story is about Rebecca; a young lady with freshman qualities who is booted from college in her senior year! She was to be a journalist but she became a party girl instead. She has no job, lies to her mother repeatedly, and came off as a nympholist! The sad part is, she comes off as being a lovely gal, talented in the field she so desires, but her life has no direction and so she broods and parties more. What really makes the story explode is Ezra- the rock 'n' roll magazine editor. She becomes obsessed... but I can't say much more because I'd end up giving SPOILERS! and you know how I feel about that.

I truly feel Kendy wanted me (and she was telling me the story!) to 'love to hate' Rebecca. She has potential but you can't truly appreciate her because she's so... Gah! Ms. Kendy did a great job in description, relaying emotion and even illustrated a perfect picture of a young lady who does not want to run her life! LOL This story reminded me so much of another book I read last year (I Take You, Eliza Kennedy) and that's a great compliment. I enjoyed What She Left Behind and would read more from Emily Kendy. On to another book!
(reviewed 6 months after purchase)
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