2017 Silver Medal Winner – Readers’ Favorite
STORY-LINE NOTHING IS PREDICTABLE BY ADALINA MAE
A drama full of emotion and angst, we follow Zara from America to Lebanon and back. Born to Christian parents in America, Zara see’s the world from both sides of the fence. Moving back to Lebanon as an infant, Zara lives through abuse and mental cruelty.
Following the effects of an alcoholic father, an abused mother, and pedophilia from neighbors, Zara presses on for the answers to a happy existence. Struggling her whole life, with childhood memories and abuses, Zara’s journey is anything but smooth. My reviews of this contemporary novel follow.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
Author Adalina Mae crafted an intriguing and insightful story-line in Nothing is Predictable. Although not my cup of tea, for the right audience this book will be a winner as the author presented an in-depth, insightful look into existence and event results. The prose, composition, and structure of the story-line are skillful; with easy to follow writing. Written in the first person, the reader‘s treated to an in-depth look at the world of a strong woman whose life has been one issue after another. Mae’s pacing of the book was a little slow in spots, it picked back up and rolled on. As a result, the reader’s allowed entry into the thoughts and life, as it’s led and seen, through Zara’s eyes. Showing the reader the consequences of childhood events, Mae dramatically details Zara’s existence and her search for the ultimate answer to happiness.
Nothing Is Predictable is a story of growth, forgiveness, and letting go. Detailing the events which made Zara who she became, Mae, demonstrates we can not escape our past but must learn from it. How can we, safe and secure with loving families, in a safe, secure environment ever understand what Zara’s life had entailed? Mae has given us a picture of that life and what it takes to let go and hold on.
RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
I found the plotting in line with the length of the book, the compositions sound, the writing clear, and the story-line intriguing. Suitable for young adults and adults your enjoy a look into shattered lives, the outcome of living in that world, and finally finding the ultimate answer to living to the fullest.
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