Sherri Joy’s Story – A Book Review
Sherri Joy’s new book is called “The Good Little Girl”. You may not be familiar with Sherri Joy because most of the stories in her books revolve around boys and relationships, but she has written a new book about a girl. Her books are always centered on the female point of view.
I’m going to start with the basics of the girl’s life and then I’ll go into the theme of the new book. Sherri Joy lives in Wisconsin and she wrote the book from the perspective of a mother. I found this fascinating because I had the same feelings when I was a mom as her mother did. I could see how the story was beginning and ending, but I could not see where it went next.
For example, on Mother’s Day, my husband received cards from all his friends and family. My husband would call my mother on the phone and tell her he loved her, but I did not get the cards until several weeks later. What I learned from Sherri Joy’s new book is that the love between mother and child does not stop when the child gets older. The love continues and builds. The best part is that the love grows stronger as the child grows.
There are times when the child does not respond to the love that mom gives her. This may not make sense, but the parent who gives the least love has the greatest power to change the children they love. It’s a very simple concept. If the mother love, the child will respond.
Now, on to the themes of the book. Sherri Joy tells a number of short stories about the relationships she has had with men. This includes stories about a man who slept with the woman in Sherri’s story at a bar and then disappeared into the night; a man who was so interested in her daughter that he moved in with them; and a man who told her that he would be able to take care of her daughter when her mother was ill.
There are stories about the girl’s friends. A boy who she had a crush on got so jealous that he ran over to another girl’s home and tried to poison her pet dog. She discovered what was happening and the girl killed the boy.
One story that I liked, about a girl whose friend fell in love with a boy, was funny and sad at the same time. The girl, Sherri Joy, helped out her friend as much the same way that she would help her own daughter. and her friends were more like her sister than her friend.
I also liked the stories about Sherri Joy’s relationship with her mother. I thought it was very interesting how she took her mother into consideration as she wrote. The mother was a tough disciplinarian, but Sherri did not look at the lessons the mother taught her as negative things. Instead, she saw her mother as a role model.
Some of the stories that included her sister are not only hilarious, but I could see how Sherri felt about the relationship. Her sister is a big fan of the rock group Cream, and I think the stories were meant to illustrate why Sherri was interested in the band. I also liked that Sherri wrote about her feelings toward her sister, as if she was sharing a secret journal.
I enjoyed how the reader’s emotions are revealed throughout the story. Sometimes I felt that the stories were not quite real, but other times I thought that the author captured the reader’s emotions. perfectly. Sherri Joy has a gift of being able to make everyone around her feel like a part of the story. Her stories are very real.
I have a problem with many women writers who are content just to write about themselves. This book is not like that. She uses her imagination and uses of the past in order to create stories about her experiences. I enjoyed how she told her story in the present tense, not because it is traditional, but because I believe that it lets the reader know that she is thinking about the story.
Overall, this book has a very sweet feel to it. The themes of the book are about what happens when love grows stronger when you give love. and that love can change the lives of people.