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Friday, March 20, 2015

The Tale of Miss Susie and her Steamboat: And Other Songs from your Childhood Explained by Sonja N. Kreps BOOK REVIEW

The Tale of Miss Susie and her Steamboat: And Other Songs from your Childhood Explained (The Tales of Miss Susie Book 1)The Tale of Miss Susie and her Steamboat: And Other Songs from your Childhood Explained 
by Sonja N. Kreps

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Reviewed for +Readers' Favorite 

The Tale of Miss Susie and her Steamboat: And Other Songs from your Childhood Explained is an amazing concept. Your favorites; Susie, Mary Mack and the Princess Pat are all there, but they are young twenties, just out of college and starting their lives with their first jobs. Author Sonja N. Kreps takes common modern issues, and uses these childhood song characters to deal with those issues. From drug use, to abusive boyfriends, to bisexualty and more. The thing is that the songs fit with these themes so well, and it makes an amazing story. Sometimes serious and sometimes funny, it gave each song a new meaning and made me rethink singing each and every one of them.

The Tale of Miss Susie and her Steamboat done this way is so amazing. Not only do the songs fit well with the themes that author Sonja Kreps has picked, they seem to explain the songs even. Even more there is more than one layer to the story, you have the main story that is going one, but then there is more going on in the background that makes things even more involved. The issues that it addresses in the domestic violence is something that needs to be addressed, and the back stories that are told in the way it began, the past victims and current victim and stopping it all make it clear that you can't give in to the abuser. Definitely more of an adult book because of the issues addressed, but well worth the read!

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