D. I. Jolly

Berlin

South African born. I have 4 published novels and 1 short story collection on Amazon. Link through the Support Me button. Please buy my books. ♥️ Pretty please.

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I wrote this.

Look, I'll be honest, I wrote this book and I wrote the sequel. So clearly I think it's great.

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Enid Blyton-esk

A very sweet book aimed a younger than my usual tastes and hits the mark very well. The story surrounds childhood friends as they meet and grew up together in a post-war coming of age story.

The language is at times a bit repetitive, and I spotted the occasional dropped word, but I'm also very guilty of that in my own writing. If I could give one tip to the author it would be to read it out loud.

But I don't regret reading this book at all, it's a lovely bit of period escapism, Enid Blyton-esk, and I particularly liked the father Mr Pennington. Well done.

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Incredibly charming.

What a charming book this is, I like the way the story comes together, the pacing is very good and I think the characters are really well done.

I agree with the other review the technical writing needs a bit of polish. It's not a deal breaker.

For what my opinion is worth, I would highly recommend the author read the work out loud during editing, as it's a good way to pick up on the small blocks in the stories flow. I personally, also put my stories into a text to speech program and listen to it to try pick up on where these breaks are.

But that's just a suggestion, over all it's a good read and a nice world that's being built.

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I wrote this!

Look my opinion is always going to be biased i wrote the bloody thing. So of course i think everyone should read it. And while I'm biased I'd love your honest opinions.

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