Friday, November 28, 2014

Book Review: I Stand Corrected by Patricia Asedegbega

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1077 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

Balou is taken away from his mother at a very tender age and sold to a pet shop where he waits impatiently for someone to pay for his freedom and take him home, just when he is about to give up all hope of it ever happening, he meets young and troubled Rosario who is really not looking for a pet. A strange and endearing alliance is forged between them but he soon discovers that something is horribly wrong in her household. 
Will he be able to save her? 

The first in the mystery series of Rosario and Balou.

About the Author:

 Patricia Asedegbega is the author of Bienvenidos a gatos anónimos, Pasarse cuatro Pueblos and Sesenta segundos dan para mucho, Patricia Asedegbega Nieto was born to a Spanish mother and a Nigerian father in Madrid. As a child, she relocated with her family to Nigeria and later returned to Spain, where she acquired her BSc and master´s degree. She is currently living near Madrid with her family and her very stubborn cat, Merlin Mojito.

My Review:  As I cracked the spine of this book and began to read it seemed like a really light and funny read.  I loved hearing things from the cats perspective! Until the all too real drama began.  I felt like part of the story and when the pain and hiding started it was like I was a voyeur in someones life.  I did like the switching between Rosario and Balou perspective as Rosarios' alone could have been a very dark (but real) book...Balou's unique perspective on humans helped lighten the moods and kept me reading.  A few passages from the book really stuck out for me. "Cats just sit and watch you without wavering, like they can see your most secret intentions - Javier" This is not only true in my experience with cats but also with dogs.  When a human bonds with an animal, love transcends the boundary of species.  I really enjoyed this read and give it a 5 out of 5 for an outstanding job capturing cats thoughts and also for bringing to light the real truth behind domestic violence in such a well written way!  I want to close my review with an excerpt from this book: "We all urge the victims of domestic abuse to leave and go to the police, but words are only too easy to utter for those who are not going through what you are.   It is an extremely complicated situation where a lot of feelings and personal circumstances play a very important part in making the wrong decision of allowing someone to break them down. -Rosario" 

Views expressed are those of Two Children and a Migraine and have not been influenced in anyway.  A book was supplied for review purposes only and no compensation was received for this post.

1 comment:

Teddy Rose said...

Thanks for taking part in the tour. I'm glad you enjoyed 'I Stand Corrected' so much!