Saturday, September 12, 2015
The Sound of Letting Go, by Stasia Ward Kehoe
I get the conflicted state of Daisy's mind over whether she wants Steven there or gone, but there really is no attempt to come to peace with the decision. Instead, she waffles back and forth and mopes. Nor does she ever really confront the other issues in her life (her relationship with boyfriend Dave, her applications to music schools, etc.). That lack of closure left me feeling like the story just sort of stopped and never properly finished, and while I got a clear sense of how difficult it is to have an autistic member in the family, I got no sense of growth or revelation.