Recent Reviews for May Torres
Enchanted Island (Book) - 2/15/2010 6:16:55 PM|
I was given the privilege of reading Enchanted Island as part of an invite-only preview event.
Early in Enchanted Island, we see the world through the eyes of a young,
inner-city girl, of Puerto Rican descent. No matter what the reader's
background, however, many will find themselves able to relate to young
Gabriella's life; the wanting of more than she has, and the social awkwardness that comes, not only from her lack of money, but from just being young. More than that, readers can relate to her sense that she is destined for more than life as it is.
Her grateful attitude to any kindness makes her a fierce friend, and she soon becomes acquainted with two children in her school-- Gilberto, a young man of similar background, and Molly, a member of the elite class. Together, the threesome navigates their way through school life, and embark on a journey to Gabby's ancestral home in Puerto Rico.
While there, they meet a fourth, Juan, to complete their group. Following an
accident, Ms. Torres takes us on a supernatural journey, in which the four youngsters understand their purpose in each others lives, and fight to right the wrongs of the past, not only for their sakes, but for the world at large.
May Torres brings a supernatural adventure to live, in a concise and clear-cut way. Her informal writing style is very direct, and unpretentious, letting the reader know exactly where they stand at all time, a wise choice, given her intended reader.
She uses words her readers can, not only understand, but likely use in their everyday life. Teens and adults alike will enjoy the quest through time and history, exploring past lives and the philosophy of karma.
My favorite aspect of the book, however, has to be the character development. The reader feels as though they know the characters, and understand their motivation. That makes it easy for every reader to picture themselves in the given situations, and have a real connection with the book. It was a pleasure to
read this, and I look forward to more supernatural trips with Ms. Torres.
All Hail The Goddess (Poetry) - 4/12/2010 4:28:21 PM
What a wonderful tribute so well-expressed, May. This is a fine gift for your mom. Thank you for sharing it. Love, peace, and best wishes,
Awakening (Poetry) - 4/12/2010 4:26:54 PM
Although this deals with a hurtful situation, the ending indicates freedom, validation and thus is very encouraging and uplifting. Thank you for sharing, May. Love and best wishes,
All Hail The Goddess (Poetry) - 2/28/2010 2:39:09 PM
thanks for ckg out 'crazy'and the encouraging words i read in your bio....sounds like both our moms were/are special...can't wait to read enchanted island....good luck with developing your obvious talent...patmedlin
Awakening (Poetry) - 2/28/2010 1:19:05 PM
this is great...havent we all had 'awakenings' to the not-so-great people/happenings that at one time we thought were imeasurable treasures?....
is 'imeasureable' a word? or does the spelling just look all caflooey? we ALL know that 'caflooey' is a word don't we? :)
Awakening (Poetry) - 2/23/2010 9:25:04 AM
Yes, I can relate this. Simple and straightforward, yet full of emotion and wisdom. Liked very much.
Awakening (Poetry) - 2/22/2010 3:01:52 AM
awww...welll bad experience...but goodanytime you wake up,its never too late....cheers !!! neerja
Awakening (Poetry) - 2/19/2010 4:30:40 AM
it is such an awesome feeling when we embrace ourself
and the importance of our own path
it takes 2 people to be in any relationship
& only one to end it for any reason they so choose
and in this it is a grand feeling to let go of ole baggage
no matter what the weight may be
I am so glad you are free from the "somber trance" <---Love That!
Peace & Continued Happiness!!
Awakening (Poetry) - 2/18/2010 4:53:54 PM
Thank God the nightmare is over and you can look at life with renewed hope. Great poetry that untold thousands have gone through.