4 Stars, Adult, Book Reviews, Contemporary, Short Stories

Review – Dandelions Forever by Katelin Ditner

46738757._SY475_.jpgTitle: Dandelions Forever

Author: Katelin Ditner

Genre: Contemporary

Age Classification: Adult

Publisher: N/A

Release: June 3, 2019

Available Format(s): PaperbackEbook

Dandelions Forever consists of two fictional stories: Nine Pages Long and Consciousness Evaded.

The first, Nine Pages Long, is about Eve, a girl with severe depression. Her mind is telling her to kill herself, but she does not want to die. Eve is in and out of hospital and meets some interesting characters throughout her time there.

Consciousness Evaded is the story of Timothy and David. Timothy is in prison and has been disowned by his family for the crime he committed. David does not know Timothy, but decides to visit him and give him hope.

Two words sum up both of these stories: Dark and fascinating.

Together, this was an interesting read. While I cannot decide if it was genius or insanity behind the words, it certainly shows the chaos of an unhealthy mind and the pain it causes the sufferer and those around them. The stories are presented in ways that reflects the characters’ minds, so the writing is as clear or nonsensical as it is required to be depending on where the character’s headspace is at.

I am not sure if I have a favourite as such, but I certainly connected with the depression in Nine Pages Long.

Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆

This was so difficult to rate as it is unlike most books I read, but I feel it was a creative way to tell these stories and, for me, it worked.

Have you read a book that was so different you were not entirely sure what to make of it?
Let me know in the comments!

Until next time bibliophiles!

Amy x

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