Thursday, July 9, 2009

The best reviews...

...come from kids.

She told me she was six years old and she came to my launch party because her mom read about it in the newspaper. But she was waiting to buy a book or put on a tattoo until she heard me read the story.

When I was done, she came over with TWO OF A KIND clutched to her chest.

"I like your book," she said. Then she leaned close and whispered, very serious, "You know, that really happens. That has happened to me."

And then I melted into a puddle of goo.

13 comments:

J. Thorp said...

just choked up. a little.

Angela said...

Oh MY GOODNESS!! That's as cool as it gets, right there.

matt said...

Wow. That's better than 100 starred reviews.

Jacqui said...

Thorp, I did too. I also refrained from grabbing this stranger's child, hugging, and saying, "Tell Mama all about it, baby!" But I wanted to.

Angela, indeed!

Matt, I know. But a few starred reviews would add to the party, eh?

Jeannine Norris said...

Kid reviews are the best - definitely. You know you really clinched it with the voice. Good for you!

Brianna Caplan Sayres said...

What an incredible review! (And what an amazing feeling that must have been!)

Tee Brown said...

That's just way past cool, Jacqui! Way, way past.

Tee

cath c said...

jacqui, you have been given some blog love on my blog....

Jacqui said...

Thanks, Brianna and Tee.
Jeannine, kid reviews are the best -- even when they're negative they're so honest.
cath c, going over to see!

C.R. Evers said...

awwww! so cute. That's priceless!

Deb Logan said...

How awesome! That's way better than a published review.

Jacqui said...

Deb & Christy, it's true. It's still making me smile.

cath c said...

hhmmm....i thought i posted something else earlier about how that girl really did give you the best kind of review. what better review is there than someone who can relate to your book?!

and the secret way she shared it with you...tears, i tell ya, tears.