The Girl in the Well is Me by Karen Rivers
This is unlike any other book that I have encountered. It's a tale of desperation, a saga of hurt and pain. It's also filled with some of the most hilarious, laugh-out-loud prose I have ever read.
How does Rivers pull this off? How can she break my heart for one moment and then completely turn me around, leaving me spitting out my drink with uncontrolled laughter when I get to the next page. Can I really laugh at someone's inner dialogue and simultaneously empathize with her pain?
How does she do it? I have no idea.
But it works. It totally works.
The voice of Kammie Summer is like no other voice I have ever heard and one that I will never be able to erase from my mind and my heart.
Her ongoing stream-of-consciousness monologue from the bottom of a well is filled with wisdom from the depths of a disparate soul.
- Lies, lies, and more lies
- Mean girls
- Diagramming sentences
- School bus blues
- Truth About Tears
- Parent Trap
- Holding onto the past
I am bringing peachy keen back, lovingly wrapping the words up and dropping them carefully into modern times like the past lobbing gifts into the future, through me.
- Left behind
- If it's broken ...