Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Just finished "The Execution of Noa P. Singleton" by Elizabeth L. Silver
This is the authors first book. So it was desirable to read because it is a fresh voice who is trying to put her best foot forward.
The book starts with a mystery...why is this young woman on death row? The story leads you through her childhood and utlimately to the time she is on death row to try and decipher the mystery. There are a few unexpected twists at the end that sort of explain what happened but I found it hard to understand or relate to this woman's thinking. The book leaves you with a feeling of sadness for the main character. Why is it in life that we have such trouble getting past our childhood experiences. When you think about it, it is kind of ridiculous that we box ourselves into thought patterns that so limit us. All we have to do is open our eyes and see that what happened to us in the past is over and probably won't happen again. We don't need to prepare for it or be influenced by it. It's OVER! You Survived it.
Actually, each of us can do anything. We are only limited by our physical and mental abilities that we have failed to develop and what is legal.

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