Book Review: Wendy Won’t Go By Amanda M. Lyons

Billy and Sara are living a life of fear. Every day and every night since Sara was small they have been haunted by a terrible apparition. She is cold and she is cruel, strange and frightening. Her name is Wendy, and no matter where they go and no matter what they do, Wendy Won’t Go.

19519293I enjoyed this short story with no chapters. It was frightening–reminded me of the movie Unborn. With the very first paragraph, I was hooked. That mental image of the dead mother crawling with her body all twisted played with my emotions. I had to read this book with the light on!

My favorite lines: 1) He refuses to treat his wife like a boogeyman no matter how much she has come to fit that mold. 2) Death meant pain and loss, but it also meant peace and the hope of a new beginning.

The mom, Wendy, had died while giving birth to Sara. The dad, Billy, was a writer and took care of his daughter. Wendy would show up often to harass and strike their daughter. By the opening, I thought it would scare me up to the end, but it didn’t. Towards the middle, the story started getting more philosophical and drama filled (concerning Sara sad about thinking her mom hates her and getting into how Wendy came about being dead but can still bother her family). It was still a good story though.

I RECOMMEND this book to read.

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

 

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