My Drama Can Be Bought
"D.N.A.- Nothing Would Ever Be The Same" by Ey Wade on Ganxy
I just had to write this...
All in life is not a fantasy, fairy tale or a freakin'n paranormal. Life as normal, is pretty damned disturbing and shockingly horrific on its own. Even though it might be amazingly fulfilling to be able make your favorite, obnoxious bully disappear, reality has to step in somewhere. It seems as if most of the books being published are written to make teen and youth to forget the real world. How will we learn to handle life's rocks if all we have to read are witches, warlocks, magic, and make believe? We are what you feed us. And yet adults wonder why a kid's head is all messed up. While searching the internet, after scouring my bookshelf and finding too many of the mind numbing , paperback copies of the genres, I spied this quote and it made me think of my mom. I will never in my life understand why she was the way she was. At least to me, I could never, for the life of me, understand why my dad married her, until I read her journal->EXCERPT <-
Debney had always known her mother was an avid journalier. What she had not known was the extent of the number of journals hidden in Nicole Armstrong's perfectly organized closet. It had been Nicole's nightly ritual after the kids were banned to their room to pour a glass of wine and write for an hour. She never went past that hour and never missed a night of writing.
Hoping against hope to find some form of shelter in her mother's words. To garner anything that would give her the courage necessary to be a loving parent. To be the caring parent her mom had not been, she'd pulled out the books and with each flip of a page her hopes were dashed. Her mom had never loved let alone wanted her as her child. She was the product of a plot gone wrong one night stand. What Nicole had intended to perpetrate was a ruse. She was to sleep with Debashish "Debney" Armstrong, CEO of Armstrong Manufacturing, fake a pregnancy, extort money, pretend a miscarriage and disappear. Only the ruse didn't happen as she expected.
The pregnancy became a truth and Debney demanded a marriage or nothing. Even with an abundance of money and property Nicole wrote that she was never happy. She felt trapped in a loveless marriage with an unwanted child. Because the child was forced on her, Nicole named the baby after the father and in her mind the child was not hers. Nothing her infant daughter did lit the fire of motherly love. Debney was never accepted and the marriage was never a love match.
As Debney read through her mother's journals she'd wondered what made her mother get pregnant for the second time until she reached the last pile of books. Hennessey and Bartholomew did not belong to Debashish. Nicole had met the boys' father while they were on vacation, fallen in love and had wanted to leave her husband for him. That was until Debashish found out. After threats of ending the marriage, fighting for custody and leaving his wife with nothing Nicole decided to stay. She pretended the elicit relationship was over
and continued her life never spouting a word to anyone except the pages of her journals, hard backed vessels that held her secret and the true identity of her sons' father with as much feeling in their spine as she held in her heart.
~How do you survive when you realize your existence is based on a lie?A grown up fantasy?
In the spirit of Juno by Diablo Cody-
D.N.A. is the story of a teen surviving through the
questionable death of her highly dysfunctional family,
bullying from peers,and an unplanned pregnancy.
D.N.A. pulls no punches at being
an NA drama filled with
angst, heartbreak, suspense and deep
My Life on the Brink
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But in this case it did and author Ey Wade did an excellent job with the plot and the emotional aspect.
I mentioned a dysfunctional family earlier, but the nice thing about this story is you don't realize the severity until the story unfolds. From every corner of her life Debney is challenged, and to see how she handles it...well you need to pick up this novel and if you know a teenager, place one in their hands for required reading.
Ms. Wade rolls out this story beautifully with impeccable timing. I was so engrossed and totally shocked at Debney's mother...the real reason I believe this book is called D.N.A.
A highly recommended read!
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