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.

DAY 14: 

Eva by Deborah Willis

Copyright: 2017

Print Length: 26 pages

The Review

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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One Comment

  1. midnightamythest

    I agree with you. The structure of this story was really nice, and it was good to see that Eva didn’t conform to being poked and prodded by doctors. I did see the ending coming as well, but I’m glad she was able to find happiness, a place where she felt at home with herself.
    3 stars


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