Young Adult - Action
236 Pages
Reviewed on 07/25/2009
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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

The setting is San Juan, Puerto Rico. The characters are bizarre. Our lead character is Daniella, a college student, trying to discover her true self. Her cast of supporting characters are a unique group. A Zorro wannabe is leaving his mark on the rear ends of women wearing miniskirts. An artist boyfriend loves LSD almost as much as he hates her cat, and a vindictive ex-husband married to a woman with a keenness for torture implements, round out the lot.

The name Myra Calvani was new to me. She is the queen of wit. Her style is distinctive and kept me turning pages. Calvani skillfully combines twists and turns along with satire to create a book that will stand out in its genre. My only criticism is the cover. It does not do this book justice. Sunstruck is one of those books that will stay with you long after you read the last word. You will want to keep it on your book shelve and pull it out again and again.

Anne K. Edwards

Talented author, Mayra Calvani, gives the reader a treat as she raises the curtain on the world of Daniella, a young woman in search of a purpose for being as she mixes with a delightful cast of characters who, while they may not provide her with answers, do provide the reader with a great deal of insight into human nature as might be seen looking at the world through rose colored glasses with broken lenses.

"Using what this reader would call sideways thinking, the author provides insightful glimpses into human nature. Beware of smug assumptions that what you find on the surface is what is being said. A tale of change told with laughter touched with lost innocence, Sunstruck will seep into your mind and stay with you long after you've finished the book.