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Enjoyed reading it to my 7 year old. Like how they explained legal vs. illegal graffiti. Gave a chance to talk about art vs destruction. Really enjoyed the historical aspect as well as famous artists.
This is the true story of a six-year-old girl named Elena and her battle against cancer. In her last days she showed a community how to love and how to live. Written through the eyes of her parents as a remembrance for her younger sister, her daily story tells one of humility and inspiration as she lives each day, one at a time. In her short time she painted a masterpiece that would hang in an art museum, she accomplished a truly spectacular series of wishes that she alone created, and she inspired a cause that remains today to help children everywhere in their fight against brain cancer. This is an amazing story. As a mother myself, I have learned to cherish and hold my kids a little longer each day. Every moment counts. Every family needs to read this book.
I don't question why Andrew Vachss chooses to write about the subjects he writes about--he's devoted nearly his entire life to working with abused children and prosecuting sexual crimes against minors--but that doesn't change the fact that this collection of short stories is almost unbearable. The nonstop litany of sexual violence, molestation, and incest (sometimes even told from the point of view of the assailant) in each of these stories always follows a predictable arc. Horror is piled upon horror, and finally ends with some kind of brief, unsatisfying revenge. Also, the fact that in each of these stories the police and courts are portrayed as ineffectual is particularly depressing considering the fact that Vachss himself is a lawyer. On the plus side, it's refreshing to read crime fiction in which the author actually has an understanding of criminal psychology and causality. Still, I probably wouldn't recommend it to anyone I know, and I'm not sure if this collection really does the world any good or if writing these stories was simply a way for Vachss to exorcise some of his demons.
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