It took reading the entire book before I realized Somewhere in the Middle by Tina Ware ($12.99, Victorine Publishing) was not a true story and for that I am glad – I was really upset about the choices Danae made, particularly in the boy department.
Throughout the short story, I wanted to reach through the pages and shake Danae and make her realize that normal men don’t insist you wear your hair one way or never take you home to meet his family.
Danae moved from the suburbs to Toronto with her father and sister. Danae went from being popular and outgoing, to quiet and shy. When we meet her, she is attending university with great grades and a desire to do well. She does a complete change, both in choices she makes in regards to school as well as looks, once she hooks up with Deion, who, as a reader, we know is more than what he seems.
The book was a fast read; I read it in an afternoon. I didn’t like Danae’s choices, but I understand how they happened and, sadly, they are realistic.
Somewhere in the Middle is a great read for women to show them what is acceptable and what isn’t when it comes to a relationship and how important it is for them to trust their instincts and understand that people don’t change despite promises of the contrary.
A copy of this book was provided by Victorine Publishing for an honest review. The opinions are my own.