Thursday, February 16, 2012

Recommended Read - Spin the Plate by Donna Anastasi

Spin the PlateSpin the Plate by Donna Anastasi

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book gets disturbingly graphic at points so be warned! Spin the Plate is an interesting and honest view of surviving incest and how events can alter lives. Social issues and world conditions are exposed in a brutally honest yet hopeful way, and there is a religious aspect that really portrays more than the clean, bright Christianity that often gets shown - this is a deeper, grittier, more real examination of the discovery of God and healing. There are so many great quotes, including my favorite: "It suddenly occurred to Jo that there is the world you are thrust into and the world you create." p. 115. As a survivor of rape, I especially appreciated that the author showed complex characters rather than caricatures, and provided hope and healing without disregarding the permanent scars that abuse can leave. This book is a wonderful and worthwhile read.

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