Delilah Dusticle by A.J. York
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Delilah Dusticle has
special powers, she can completely eradicate dust. With her quiver pouch
of special dusters Delilah can run up walls and reaches places others
just can’t. As a maid in the Fenchurch-Whittington house Delilah’s
unusual skills soon lead to her being promoted to Chief Dust Eradicator
and Remover. Until one day a broken heart leads to her powers taking an
This is the first in a series of touching and
funny stories about Delilah Dusticle. Follow her on a journey of
self-discovery, friendship and adventure.
*A copy of the book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
So, when I first started this book, I had no idea what genre it even was. It turns out it's a story for children, with some elements of Fantasy sprikled in.
Short and sweet pretty much sums this book up.
It has writing that's typical for children's stories (with phrases such as "You see, (...)"), but it also has some description that's quite good, because it was very easy to picture everything at times.
I think this is mostly meant as a story to teach children that things will work out in the end. Delilah is crushing on someone, but said someone marries someone else. Delilah gets depressed (but not in the dark way, more like children-depressed), but in the end befriends her former crush's wife and doesn't have any feelings for him anymore other than friendship.
It's a good way to teach your children that even though you don't always get what you want, things will work out in the end.
I did have a hard time connecting to the story and the charaters, but it's an "it's not you it's me"-situation. I always have a hard time connecting to short stories, which is why I prefer longer books.
All in all, a nice story to read to your children.