An excellent tale
I’m very impressed with this story and the twist closer to the end really surprised me. Twenty Pence Piece is a tale of the terrible effects of addiction. Going even deeper, it shows the detriment of not allowing yourself to pursue your dreams. I enjoyed the opening scene of Johnny and his daughter Amy talking in a fishing boat – while he’s not a good influence on her, she’s the only person he’ll ever be soft with.
I enjoy Dean Tongue’s writing style, because it flows well and the conversations are realistic. I could picture the pub, the sea, the boat – his writing draws the reader into the story’s scenes and makes it feel like you’re there with the characters. As always, Dean portrays female characters in a realistic, empowering way which I love and appreciate.
I liked the friendship between Amy and Tegan and while there are some sad parts in the story, it ends on a hopeful note. I also think it serves as a warning and reminder not to stay too long in a place that holds you back from living the life you want. If you wait too long, you might never leave like one of the characters.
I’m very happy to have read this tale. Excellent work, Dean!
My Rating: 5/5 stars
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