This book does more harm than good in the negative stereotypes it perpetuates.
When Neighborhoods Dissolve: Review of When No One is Watching by Alyssa Cole
What happens when an oppressor pushes you out of a space that has shaped you?
A Paean to Otherness: How Shirley Jackson Makes the Supernatural a Safe Haven
I saw myself and my sister in Merricat and Constance - two sisters from a deeply troubled family, survivors of traumatic experiences who rely on each other to make it through the day.
The Ugly Side of Healing: Review of Kate Elizabeth Russell’s My Dark Vanessa
But My Dark Vanessa is not so much a retelling as it is an echo of Lolita, giving a voice to young victims like Dolores Haze who are trapped and abused by those wielding authority over them.