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‘Babytrick’ By T.V. (Tom) LoCicero

Camie’s new word for the week of October 7, 1990, was emporium. As usual she had written it down on her calendar and used it in a sentence: “At the D-Vegas my favorite emporium is the Golden Globe.”

Why her favorite? First off, the name itself was a reminder of her mom always saying it was her “glorious” GGs that got them their “beauteous abode” and their “super-comfi life.” Camie never had the heart to tell her that it wasn’t mom’s magic mammaries that made Swine Dad so generous, since he sure loved to play with Camie’s own tiny 12-year-old tits back then.

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I seem to have taken on a couple of emotionally challenging and highly controversial storylines for the start of 2017, as my first book of the New Year is also about child abuse, although admittedly, in a completely different context. Luckily, I have a couple of good thrillers coming up between the two reads, so I’ll have a bit of recovery time to gather my thoughts.


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    • Hi Sherry,

      This probably isn’t a book, or series of books, which would catch my eye on the shelves of the book shop and I took on the review on the basis that ‘Babytrick’ and indeed the preceeding two books, all work well as stand alone stories, so that I could come in midway through the series.

      I know about Camie’s present circumstances from the premise, but from those first lines, it sounds as though she had already endured a physically abusive young life, not helped by a mother who took little notice of her, or turned a blind eye to what was going on under her own roof.

      It will be interesting to see how the author deals with such a disturbing subject and one which is very much in the spotlight right now, at least here in the UK!

      Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate you taking the time to comment 🙂

  • Without even looking back, I remember when you featured this book before. It sounds like it’s rather gritty and disturbing and, sadly, perhaps all too realistic. I’ll wait and see what you think once you’ve read it.

    I’m currently reading my next book club selection: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

    “If I have learned anything in this long life of mine it is this: In love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are.”

    • Hi Kelly,

      Unfortunately I do have to agree that Camie’s situation as described in the Goodreads premise, is probably rather all too based on the realism of 21st Century living, which will no doubt make it a rather uncomfortable reading experience and one which many would probably rather leave on the shelves of the bookshop.

      It seems that all three books in the series to date confronts a moral dilemma that will change lives, so I shall be approaching ‘Babytrick’ with a completely open mind about what to expect, other than some pretty explicit and gritty content!


      ‘The Nightingale’ is already on my ‘Want To Read’ list, as it has featured in several mailboxes over the past couple of weeks and it does sound rather good, also I find the cover art strangely alluring. Kristin Hannah is a new to me author, so I was amazed at the thousands of postive ratings and reviews her books have amassed, some of which interest me more than others.

      I like the opening line you shared and wait to see what you and the other book club ladies think of it, however I can definitely see me trying to up this one on my TBR list, as well as adding a few more of her titles to my pile.

      Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend 🙂

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