Happy Sunday, everyone! I hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, full of family fun and stuffing your faces with turkey and cranberry sauce (my fave)! It’s time for another Standalone Sunday post, so let’s get into it and see what we’ve all picked for this week.
Standalone Sunday is a feature created by yours truly where each Sunday we will feature a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend! There’s so much focus on books that are part of a series… I thought it’d be nice to focus on some standalone novels, too!
Feel free to join in on this weekly feature by creating your own Standalone Sunday post! And you’re more than welcome to use the image I created. Link to your post in the comments below or make sure you link back to this post so I can check it out and add you down below!
Little Peach by Peggy Kern
What do you do if you’re in trouble?
When Michelle runs away from her drug-addicted mother, she has just enough money to make it to New York City, where she hopes to move in with a friend. But once she arrives at the bustling Port Authority, she is confronted with the terrifying truth: she is alone and out of options.
Then she meets Devon, a good-looking, well-dressed guy who emerges from the crowd armed with a kind smile, a place for her to stay, and eyes that seem to understand exactly how she feels.
But Devon is not what he seems to be, and soon Michelle finds herself engulfed in the world of child prostitution where he becomes her “Daddy” and she his “Little Peach.” It is a world of impossible choices, where the line between love and abuse, captor and savior, is blurred beyond recognition.
This hauntingly vivid story illustrates the human spirit’s indomitable search for home, and one girl’s struggle to survive.
This week I decided to go with another diverse book, Little Peach by Peggy Kern. This is a story of heartache, love, confusion, naivete, and loss… and it will have you on edge the whole time (and most likely in tears). Watching our main character, Michelle, struggle with the situation she’s in is completely heart-wrenching. It makes you think about the real life people and children who are in these same situations. I cringe just thinking about it.
I recommend this book to just about anyone… unless you’re easily offended, then I would say stay away from this one. But this is a diverse read, with characters who are POC and LGBTQ+, so if you’re looking for an emotional, diverse story and you can handle the explicit scenes… this is it!
Standalone Posts Around the Blogosphere
Laura @ Bibliofagista • Debby @ Always Booking • Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek • H.P. @ Every Day Should Be Tuesday • Lara @ The Heathen • Renee @ It’s Book Talk • Nicki @ The Secret Library • Azia @ The Uncharted Word • Misty @ Misty’s Book Space • Beth @ Reading Every Night • Lilly @ Lair of Books • Didi @ Didi Oviatt • Steff @ Little Booky Nook
Have you read this book? What are some standalone novels you would recommend? If you want to participate in this feature, link up your post in the comments and I’ll add you up top!