Nina is pushed to the edge, then falls over that edge into a whole new world.
There's something different about Nina; she never felt comfortable in this world. As she struggles to cope with the pain of her present and past, the young girl's life is changed through the beauty of art.
When Nina grows up and winds up in over her head in a dark place, she finds herself somehow transported to another time when nothing is quite what it seems. She must fight the horrors of her past all over again. Along the way, she faces greater challenges than she imagined and enjoys sweet surprises when she discovers true love.
This is a character-driven novel with a heroine who faces suicidal depression on her own terms, and that's just the beginning. At its heart, Next Stop: Nina is a love story that takes on the types of love that change us and allow us to discover the truth in ourselves.
Ugh! I cried more than once for all the hell that poor Nina went through! But I loved, LOVED! that she was able to keep going, no matter what happened, no matter who or what she lost. This would make a cool movie, I think. For some reason, the scene with Susie (read it and you'll see who that is!) is what really made me think so.
Overall, I REALLY enjoyed this book. I was kind of iffy seeing the length of the chapters at first, but once I started reading, I understood completely. Nice flow, nice pace, great characters! Robin Raven can count me among her new fans!
Bob says: 4 Platypires!