Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Delila Dusticle: Review

Delilah Dusticle
Delilah Dusticle
Author: A.J. York
Publisher: A.J. York
Pages: 33


Delilah Dusticle has special powers, she can completely eradicate dust. With her quiver pouch of special dusters Delilah can run up walls and reaches places others just can’t. As a maid in the Fenchurch-Whittington house Delilah’s unusual skills soon lead to her being promoted to Chief Dust Eradicator and Remover. Until one day a broken heart leads to her powers taking an expected turn.

This is the first in a series of touching and funny stories about Delilah Dusticle. Follow her on a journey of self-discovery, friendship and adventure.

My Thoughts:

Delilah has a calling in life and this is to eliminate dust wherever she goes. Everything she touches sparkles, shines, and is free of dust. But one day Delilah's heart breaks and she learns that her special talent only works when she is happy. Now everywhere she goes, dust follows. This causes her to lose her job as a "duster" for a rich family. She doesn't know what to do with her life because that job and dusting is all she has ever known and that's what made her happy. Her world becomes gray and Delilah becomes depressed. She then goes on a journey of self-discovery and must learn how to find happiness in order for her life to go back to normal.

This story was a short, fast read. It reminds you that you can find happiness in your life even when you are going through a difficult time and sometimes you find this happiness in the place you least expect it. I'm not sure what ages this would necessarily appeal to. It feels like a book written for children but I think that it's a story that could also teach us adults a lesson or two. I think anyone could find a little spark of happiness in this story.

* I was sent a copy of this eBook in exchange for an honest review.


1 comment:

  1. This sounds like fun, and a good way to get a point across for a kid...


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