I made it! I still have two hours until midnight!
It was a close call on making sure that this review got up on time but I can still say that every day has seen a Blogmas post so I am patting myself on the back.
Ready to see what day fourteen had in store for me? Keep on reading for my thoughts and opinions.
Eva by Deborah Willis
Print Length: 26 pages
Split into three sections, Eva by Deborah Willis follows the life of Eva as she goes from adoption to living in Havana to being studied by doctors due to her unusual appearance. Willis structured the story into a before, during, and after, which made me like the story better than some of the other, longer short stories that have been included in the Calendar.
I felt for the character of Eva. To be sold by your parent to a person who’s only reason for wanting you is due to a scientific curiosity and then to be held prisoner by the same person because they want to continue to study you must really mess with the psyche. I enjoyed reading about her childhood curiosity, like when she saw snow for the first time, and I also cheered for Eva when she rebelled against her suppressors.
While I kind of saw the ending coming, in which Eva joins a circus to become the Bearded Lady, I loved how she made the best of her situation, learning to enjoy life on the road, rather than let Dõ
Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 stars.
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