Finding one’s self in a novel is one of the joys of reading. It’s a primary reason why many of us keep coming back to literature. It is also one of the basic components of bibliotherapy — step two of the process, in fact.
Goals of Bibliotherapy:
1) Identification: The reader recognizes the novel’s conflict as a real situation
2) Catharsis: The reader recognizes that he/she shares the problem
3) Insight: The reader identifies possible solutions
4) Application: The reader applies the insights to his/her own life.
Not every book reviewed here deals specifically with twice-exceptional issues, but it is a priority for me when selecting books to critique. So it is a particular delight when I find a book that is exceptionally well writ...
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