Book Review: Ungolden Silence by Lydia Brew

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Ungolden Silence

Lydia Brew

Publication Date: December 13, 2007

3 Stars= Okay Page Turner

Ungolden Silence by Lydia Brew is an informative book about disability, rape with a hint of racism. Beatrice and Elaine work together to create a rape campaign. Both ladies are out of town when Beatrice is approached in an inappropriate manner. Elaine feels the need to protect Beatrice but a night of rest causes Elaine to miss the final attack on Beatrice. Elaine feels guilty, Beatrice feels victimized and both try to get over what happened. Elaine doesn’t let her disability get in her way and will stand up to anyone but now she must overcome the guilt she feels about Beatrice’s attack.

Ungolden Silence brings out different emotions because it deals with a sensitive topic. Any type of abuse causes a difficult change in the victim’s lives. Rape is a violent act mainly against women that leaves a lasting effect on the victims. This was expressed throughout this book and needs to be read by all women young and old.

This was an emotional book to read that provides a powerful message. I could relate to Beatrice and Elaine story and my heart went out to them. The last portion of the book touched on the laws behind the act which did not keep my interest. However, this is a book worth reading and I recommend it to others.

This book was provided by the author for review purposes only.

Reviewed by Teresa Beasley

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