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The Bedroom Window Veronica Daley Zaleha

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Closed up for more than a decade, Lisbeth didn’t even know the bedroom existed in the expansive home lived in by her aunt and uncle. She discovers it and so much more during the months she lives with her relatives after her father takes a dangerous job working in Afghanistan and her mother decides to join him and do research there. While her father solves IT problems, her mother investigates the mysteries of women in South Asia. They thought she’d be safer in the U.S, but Lisbeth has some problems and mysteries of her own to solve, and everyone learns that safety is fleeting -- no matter where you are.

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  • 51425 words
  • About 206 pages
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  • Laughs

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  • Thrills

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21 comments on "The Bedroom Window"

sharone on Nov. 23, 2017, 11:48 a.m. said:

sharone


I loved this! It was a page turner - hard to put down. The struggles in school and with the daughter's friends felt so real and harsh - well done.
It was hard to perceive the girl was only in 5th grade - the things that happened to her and her maturity level seemed older.
Thank you for sharing!

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Veronica Daley Zaleha on Nov. 30, 2017, 4:30 p.m. said:

Veronica Daley Zaleha


Thank you so much, sharone. Your feedback means so much to me!
With gratitude,
Veronica

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Griffin on Aug. 11, 2017, 10:42 p.m. said:

Griffin


Really good so far!

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Veronica Daley Zaleha on Aug. 26, 2017, 7:27 p.m. said:

Veronica Daley Zaleha


Thank you, Griffin!
I appreciate you reading my novel, and I hope it continues to be engaging!

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mary h on July 8, 2017, 2:42 p.m. said:

mary h


This was a compelling read, with characters I could appreciate and understand. I highly recommend it! I loved this story, some of it a mirror image of my own uprooting from Bismarck, North Dakota to St. Paul, Minnesota at the same age as Lisbeth. The author was very accurate in her depiction of an eleven-year-old’s perceptions and emotions at having her life shifted from what she expected it to be to an inundation of unknowns. As Lisbeth learns to navigate her new world in Montana, Stacia, her mother, is discovering that life as a woman in Afghanistan will be more restricted and perilous than she had suspected. In their separate experiences, girl and woman will learn painful and valuable lessons about bullying and domination. Lisbeth’s lessons will be experienced in a very personal way, at the hands of the classic “mean girl” and her cohorts, while Stacia’s will be as an observer of the many statutes women must follow under Taliban rule. The juxtaposition of their experiences were some of my favorite parts of the book.

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Veronica Daley Zaleha on July 13, 2017, 6:15 p.m. said:

Veronica Daley Zaleha


Mary H, Thank you so much for reading my novel and for providing such an affirming response to The Bedroom Window! It makes it very worthwhile to have such positive response from a reader. <3

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Maisy on June 25, 2017, 12:16 p.m. said:

Maisy


I liked how there were some exciting plot twists and how the author accurately portrays the fickleness of an eleven year old. There were some parts of the story tat could have been more descriptive or used somewhat overused adjectives in our lives.

I cannot think of any other popular story to compare with this book. I enjoy readings this book immensely but I think that we can all relate to different pieces or aspects of the entire story.

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Veronica Daley Zaleha on June 25, 2017, 3:32 p.m. said:

Veronica Daley Zaleha


Thank you so much, Maisy!

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Maisy on June 24, 2017, 9:42 a.m. said:

Maisy


I like how small bits of everyone's struggle is shown throughout this first portion of the book. These first three chapters are rather slow but are still interesting.

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Reader on June 19, 2017, 11:06 a.m. said:

Reader


Good story development and pacing!

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