The Character Signing!
An intimate portrait of abuse, friendship, hope and survival, The Character details the agonizing abuse of ten-year-old Anna and her healing friendship with a mysterious storyteller named Ash.
The Character reminds us that God gave to each of us a special talent with which to overcome trauma: it focuses on opening the eyes of readers to heartbreaking abuse while simultaneously highlighting a way out.
There will be a BOOK SIGNING for
Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010
10-11 am and 12:30-1:30 pm
For His Glory Bookstore
15345 Old Hickory Blvd, Brentwood, TN
(bookstore is located across from the main floor’s entrance to the sanctuary)
The book will be on SALE at 20% off retail price!
I knew from the opening sentences the “general” direction of the tragic road young Anna would be forced to walk. To what depth she would have to go before coming out on the other side, however, is something that has to be read to be believed.
Throughout the entire horrible time in her life, Anna walks that road with an “imaginary” friend who is arguably as important to the plot as Anna herself. The wonderful antithesis of those who used her innocence, or forgot who she was in that dangerous cauldron she found herself in. The bright light in her life.
The voice of Tiffini Johnson is sure. Her plot is riveting. Her characters–though we must loathe the worst of them–have real life. Truly an amazing book. Out of five stars, I give this incredible little book six. A must read.
I want to handshake you personally for creating such a precious book as yours.
The first person narrative point of view seems to be very effective in unveiling the deep emotions of the persona. The choice of words and how they are used to describe every detail in the story makes the reader feel the pain, the emotional distress and the mental sufferings of the main character, Anna. Reading this book provides the reader with a window onto a ten year-old girl’s experience of shouldering the burden of being abused.
The novel reflects what abused children feel and how they get used to it. I was moved when Anna finds the strength and courage to overcome the abuse through her friendship with a mysterious storyteller. Despite being a sensitive subject, you avoided overly traumatic language and described the subject with grace. In the story, hope was achieved through special friendships which are free to each individual struggling with trauma. This book reminds the reader that friendship is an effective outlet to express your emotions and that it can transform your life as well.
Perhaps I’m being presumptuous, but yours is a classic and striking example of art as redemption. Certainly I do not know if you or somebody close to you experienced the physical and psychological torment featured in your fine novel, but if you/they did, this book is a reverberating “I survived and shined!”
I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING AND DISCUSSING THE BOOK WITH YOU THIS SUNDAY!!!