by Debra Stang
Category: Fiction / General
134 pages; ISBN: 1-59113-322-X
Rating: 9/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Shirley A. Roe
Danny Bowman lives in a world of alcoholism, physical abuse and mental anguish. His only friend and protector is his Grandmother who now sits in the nursing home, lost in a world of her own, suffering with Alzheimer’s disease. Teenage, Danny has more than the usual puberty issues to deal with, struggling with the thought that he may be gay. His drunken mother’s new boyfriend Mark takes full advantage of these struggles and turns them to his own perverted benefit.
Visiting Grandma is a heart- wrenching tale of one boy’s struggle with sexual abuse and his Grandmother’s final attempt to protect her grandson. Will Danny’s abuse ever end? Will he learn to trust again? Will his Grandmother’s message reach him in time? Readers will find the answers, to these questions and more, in this intensely emotional novel by Debra Stang. Ms. Stang’s literary skill allows us to feel Danny’s turmoil and his physical pain in her disturbingly descriptive chapters.
The author’s own experience as a social worker, employed in a nursing facility specializing in Alzheimer’s disease is reflected in this poignant story. An excellent read for young and old alike, giving a first-rate insight to the problems of today’s youth and today’s elderly. This reviewer would highly recommend this book for all adults. The short length and compact size makes this the perfect take along book. Besides once you start it, you won’t be able to put it down.
Reviewer: Shirley Roe, Allbooks Reviews