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Brooke Strickland has commented on (13) products.

Outside the Lines by Amy Hatvany
Outside the Lines

Brooke Strickland, September 3, 2013

As a child, you want to love your parents, despite their failures and shortcomings. And in this case, young Eden wants to love her father despite his mental illness. Eden sees her father's ups and downs in gritty detail -- his battle to stay on meds, the failure of her parent's marriage, and when she is 10 years old, she finds her father on the bathroom floor after his attempted suicide. Eden and her father lose touch after this and throughout her childhood, teenage years, and into her adulthood she wonders where he is and if he still loves her.
This story was well-written (a little too detailed and wordy in some spots) and heart-wrenching. A couple of parts brought tears to my eyes. How far will she go to find her father? Will he remember her, despite his mental shortcomings? And will their reunion be what Eden always imagined it will be?
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The Murderer's Daughters by Randy Susan Meyers
The Murderer's Daughters

Brooke Strickland, August 19, 2013

Can you imagine being a young girl and having to live with the loss of your mother....at the hands of someone you love and trust?
This book is a heartbreaking look at the torment that 2 little girls live with for their lifetime.
The raw emotions that happen with a tragedy of this kind are described in detail in this book: the inability to forgive, the ability to love despite loss, and the dedication and commitment to sisterly love.
This book is definitely worth reading!
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Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend by Matthew Dicks
Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend

Brooke Strickland, August 15, 2013

Meet Budo. He's an imaginary friend, but you wouldn't know it - he is as real to Max Delaney as the next person. Max Delaney, a boy that is described as autistic and struggles at school as well as at home, needs Budo. And when a parent's worst nightmare comes true and they can't find Max, Budo helps save the day.
This book gives great insight into the glowing world of a child's imagination. I highly recommend it. Whether you believe in imaginary friends or not, this book gives a glimpse into the truth of a child's innocence, their vivid creativity, and their exploration of life.
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City of Books and Bikes Tote (Powell's Design Contest Winner) by Hadley Hutton
City of Books and Bikes Tote (Powell's Design Contest Winner)

Brooke Strickland, July 29, 2013

I don't have a review except for these three words: I. NEED. THIS. Like maybe even 200 of them. What an awesome design. Totally worth the 1st place win! #WINNING
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The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats

Brooke Strickland, January 30, 2013

One of the most beautifully written books I've read in years. Weaving the stories together of two that are passionately in love, the reader is drawn into a world of love...the type of love that keeps a heart beating.
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