“Refugee Plight Worldwide”

I was merely planning to write a brief review for Refugee 87 by Ele Fountain. The novel struck me, deeply, because of the protagonist’s harrowing narrative of how he was forced to flee Somalia and seek asylum elsewhere. Yet, the book left me strangely wanting. I simply had to know more about real-life accounts that detail the same, terrifying plight.

Image of Rohingya Refugees by the UNHCR
Photo Credits: The New York Times

Alarming Mentions In Current Events

Television, radio, and internet portals are teeming with news reports that alarmingly mention ever-increasing number of refugees who cross international borders and attempt to move into various countries without proper documentation. Continue reading “Refugee Plight Worldwide”


“Gracie’s Secret”

Front cover of Gracie's Secret by Jill Childs

Author: Jill Childs
Copyright © 2018

KD Rating:

4 Stars Out of 10 Stars

The novel speaks of the love of a mother for her toddler daughter. Mainly utilizing Jennifer’s perspective all throughout the story, the prose starts off with her finding out that Gracie, her daughter, was in a car accident with Ella, her ex-husband’s new woman. As Gracie grapples with a coma at the hospital, Jennifer is befriended by Matt, a seemingly Good Samaritan, who later on becomes part of their lives. Continue reading “Gracie’s Secret”


“The Good Sister”

Front cover of The Good Sister by Gillian McAllister
Author: Gillian McAllister
Copyright © 2019

KD Rating:

7 Out of 10 Stars

A thriller that parses the story of two sisters whose stalwart trust in each other gets severely tested, this book is a thought-provoking read. Not unlike true crime books and tales that are centered on family relations and dynamics, Gillian McAllister’s novel is recommended for those who enjoy the complex drama that takes place not only in the courtroom but also amongst the characters involved in a gruesome case. Continue reading “The Good Sister”