“And that’s what we must do to heal our hearts, to restore our trust, to begin to endure again: we must love capaciously, unconditionally, and responsibly.”
“Today is not so much about the fact she has gone, but about the glorious fact that she was.”
“It’s strange, isn’t it, but to a certain extent, it’s the life – not the death – that defines the mourning.”
One Million Page Princess
September 29th 2014
Based on a true story, No Worst, There is None is the story of eleven year old Lizbet Waites’ brutal abduction and murder by a sexual predator. Set in Toronto during the 1980’s, the chapters jump around from the perspective of her grieving family members, to neighbours, and even the pedophile himself.
I found this one tough to finish. The writing style was interesting, and I felt it dealt with loss and grief in a very honest and gritty way, but other than that I can’t say much about it that is all that positive. Frankly, it made my skin crawl, and I usually love murder mysteries.
Perhaps because it dealt with the very brutal rape and murder of a child, that it was based on true events, or maybe because it was done in such an extremely unnecessarily graphic way, I found myself skipping over big chunks and just wanting to get it over with as soon as possible.
This one is being filed under dislike unfortunately. I think there was some strong potential there, but the ridiculously graphic and disgusting sections made this book just way too difficult to sit through. I believe it is being released sometime at the end of November, and feel it would definitely be better received if the author toned some of those parts down.
Until next time!