Dot was a young girl who grew up in a Catholic orphanage. her parents put her in it after discovering that her father sexually abused her. she grew up with plenty to say but no one to say it to. one day, a new orphan joined the orphanage. Kenny was a smart kid. Dot decided to take him under her wings, calling him her baby. she often brought him to her sanctuary, a secret place where she kept to herself and now shared with Kenny. the duo bonded and became family against the cruelty of the orphanage.
I received a free e-book from the author in exchange for a review. the book was a short and very fast read. Dot was a character so adorable that it was impossible not to root for her. her relationship with Kenny was pure and heartwarming; while Billy on the other hand, took advantage of her, just like her father did. for such a short story, I was surprised to find it painful to see how she turned out in the end. as captivating as her character was, I certainly didn’t expect to fall so deeply for her. such abuses were so often kept a secret from the adults, making it impossible for anyone but the children themselves to know the truth while trying to figure out how to handle such serious issues. Dot was definitely one of those sad cases, making me appreciate the security and warmth that bathed me since birth.
author: Sarah-Jane Lehoux