Tuesday, November 22, 2011
No Story To Tell but it was KJ Steele that did have a story to tell. A good one.
Victoria Lackey was not supposed to be alive. In fact the doctor who delivered her said she would not make it through the night. Victoria proved the doctor wrong. Sadly at the expense of her twin brother. It was six days later before her mom delivered her twin and he was dead upon arrival.
No matter how much Victoria tried to be a good daughter, her father resented her for being alive and not her brother. Victoria used to be a good dancer but something happened and she no longer dances. Victoria’s father was an abusiver. This is probably why Victoria puts up with her jerk of a boyfriend, Bobby. Things change for Victoria when her car breaks down and she starts hanging out with Elliot Spencer. Elliot moved from the city about a year ago. Victoria and Elliot form a friendship. Elliot is good for Victoria. He encourages her to be her “true” self and blossom into the dancer she was always meant to be.
No Story To Tell is a good debut from author, KJ Steele. I liked this book. I wished that I could have said I loved it. This book was kind of a coming of age story.
My turn off was that in the beginning, I felt this book was slow to get moving. Also, the other characters turned me off. They were all negative. So the only good moments I enjoyed about this book were the ones that just involved Elliot and Victoria. Though at first, I did not care for Victoria. She was weak and a timid wallflower. As the story progressed and Elliot helped Victoria to see who she was meant to be, than I fell for her as Elliot did. Victoria may have thought she has No Story To Tell but it was KJ Steele that did have a story to tell. A good one.
About the Author
KJ Steele is an emerging writer who has learned that the process is not so much about choosing what to write as it is about having the courage to write what chooses to be written. Having spent the first half of her life creating an amazing family with her husband, Victor, she intends to spend the rest of it creating equally amazing fiction.