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Mantequero by Jenny Twist (short story)
On the latest edition of Kindle App Random Robin, we take a look at Mantequero by Jenny Twist.
I really enjoyed the following segments and queries in the story:
Have I lived the fullest life I could live?
Although June is rich in education, her family makes her feel less than because she is plump and unmarried.
Daring to travel outside her comfort zone
Instead of doing the usual, June opts to take a vacation for her rather than do the expected and be the family’s scapegoat. I can relate to always being the one depended on and relied on, as if you don’t have permission to live your own life.
Flattered by the attention
The shock when someone notices you. You are so pleased when the attention is obtained, one may not think of the future, only the joy of the present. Ignacio made June feel special, and that type of joy was something June wanted more of and didn’t want to question.
Mantequero reminded me of a trained dancer: smooth and steady with pacing and action, not one moment was sluggish.
There were minimal opportunities with spacing and formatting but they did not deter me from the read.
Survey Says: I grant Mantequero 9 out of 10 TRB stars for pacing, style, and an atypical spin on a certain creature of the night.
Although I know this is part of a series, I am quite comfortable with the tidy ending of Mantequero. It is nice to read work where you don’t have to read the rest of the series to enjoy it, yet you enjoy it so much that you don’t mind going on to the rest of the series.
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