Stormi's Review: Who She Is by Diane Byington
PUBLISHER: Red Adept Publishing, LLC
RELEASED: March 20, 2018
GENRE: WOMEN'S FICTION
LENGTH: 278 pages
In the fall of 1967, Faye Smith’s family moves to Florida to work in the orange groves, and she has to start a new school… again. She tries out for the track team, knowing her mother would never approve because of Faye’s epilepsy. When Faye discovers she has a talent for distance running, she and her friend Francie decide to enter the Boston Marathon, even though women aren’t allowed to compete. Desperate to climb out of the rut of poverty, Faye is determined to take part and win a college scholarship. After the school bully tries to run her down with his car, a strange memory surfaces—a scene Faye doesn’t recognize. Her parents insist that it’s a symptom of her epilepsy, but Faye thinks they might be lying, especially when it keeps happening. To get her life on the right path, she’ll need to figure out what her parents are hiding and never lose sight of the finish line.
FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
Faye Smith and her family move around a lot. Now she is in a new school, and for once she's seen a future. She decides to join the track team, but her mother is against it because Faye has Epilepsy. She is determined to keep running. When visions occur during one of her episodes, she finds out that what she knows of her family may not be the truth. Her parents say it's just a symptom of her Epilepsy, but she isn't convinced. She knows her mother is lying, but about what? She takes it upon herself to find out the truth. She digs and the more she does, the more fact comes to light.
This story was so excellent. It was a compelling story full of hope. Poor Faye has moved around so much all her life and then when memories begin to come to the surface; her whole life is turned upside down. Faye was such a strong character. Her story was a roller coaster, but she handled things like a champ. She moved forward and never let her circumstances stop that.
This story was written very well. The characters were real and down to earth. Some I liked more than others, of course. The story was full of hope, but it was very mysterious and kept me very enthralled. I am so glad I was able to read and review this story.