Little Miss Eyes of Blue by Holly Tierney-Bedord
4 out of 5 stars
This book was emotionally hard to read. At several points in time I had to point the book down to collect myself and come back to it.
I broke down for Veloura. This story of her’s, makes me want to cry. What starts off as a sweet love story where her parent’s fall in love just spirals downhill and never comes back up. Eventually she is in a broken home with two parents who are barely together enough to be able to care for themselves, let alone a young child. Veloura’s care and wellbeing is often neglected and/or overlooked. There is a revolving door of terrible men in and out of her mother’s apartment and then to cap off one partially terrible week, they go hunting for her father, and that ends horribly.
In the end, Veloura is left alone. You will have to read the book for the specifics of what happens, but my heart broke for this girl and I wept for her.
This book was very hard for me to read and I stopped and started it many times. While not my normal genre of books, I did enjoy it. I was pushed outside of my comfort zone and I do not regret it.
Reviewed by @kgregory