A Knotty Decision: Gloria Mitchell
Davida Kincaid has a secret that she does not want revealed. Choices are made after a few minutes of what was supposed to be a night of fun and a young girl’s dream of attending her high school prom. But, within this complex and compelling novella the author will leave readers with many questions that are both answered and unanswered as a teen is faced with making a choice that will change her life forever.
Young people often get caught up in the moment. What happens on the night of her prom will remind teen and young adult readers to be more cautious, more aware and understand that mind games are often played, manipulation is not past many and the end result will change it all.
Choices need to be thought out carefully before making a decision. Research and options should be discussed with qualified professionals in that field including checking out reviews that have been posted if they are available. But, Davida lives in time period where this information is limited, many go on word of mouth and when dealing with making a choice she has to decide for herself what is right or wrong.
Life/death- swallowed up in her own turmoil, confusion and hope for a future in college, Davida Kincaid makes the only choice she thinks if right for her. Someone else is involved but she needs to decide whether to share the secret with him. You the reader will learn where she goes and who finally does support her but what happens will allow readers to know that not everyone cares about young teens, sometimes thinks are done just for money and what happens will make you understand why medical professionals need to be vigilant and young teens need to be careful when dealing with them. Honesty comes at a high price and what Davida learns about the young man in her life might just wake her up and help her realize that she needs to move on. You the reader decide if Davida made the right decision. Millions of teens face this everyday of every year. What would you do if you were Davida? Author Gloria Mitchell raises many issues within this novella: A Knotty Decision is one that is complicated, difficult and hard to decide. I can’t wait to read the entire book. Profound, sad, compelling and definitely true to life.
Fran Lewis: Just reviews/MJ Magazine