In my never ending quest to read all of the books on my to-be-read list, I found Little Girl Gone by Drusilla Campbell at the library and finished it recently. “Madora was seventeen, headed for trouble with drugs and men, when Willis rescued her. Fearful of the world and alienated from family and friends, she ran away with him and for five years they have lived alone, in near isolation. But after Willis kidnaps a pregnant teenager and imprisons her in a trailer behind the house, Madora is torn between her love for him and her sense of right and wrong. When a pit bull puppy named Foo brings into Madora’s world another unexpected person–Django Jones, a brilliant but troubled twelve-year-old boy–she’s forced to face the truth of what her life has become.“ The characters in this book were very interesting to me as all of them have been through much in their lives. Willis becomes abusive, though he thinks he is caring for those who need him. Madora does not realize the type of person that Willis is, even denying every instance where he was accused of harassing women. Django loses his parents and has to learn to adjust to living in a totally new environment. Part of this is his discovery of Madora and her life. From him, Madora is forced to see her life from his eyes. It is he who ultimately saves Madora from what her life has become. This was a quick and interesting read that I would recommend!
Have you read anything good lately?