This is my review and how I see it. Another good read. In Extraction, by author Xyla Turner, is a story of discovery for veteran Goliath who had shut himself off from the world and family. He moved to the town of Lily, PA and meets Phoebe who stormed into his life like a whirlwind. Phoebe moved to Lily after leaving behind the hustle and bustle of the big city life. She became intrigued with the new neighbor, so much so that she held a stakeout to meet him and using the ‘I am just taking out my trash too’ line.
One thing leads to another that Phoebe integrated herself into Goliath’s life, whether he want her there or not. At one point it became where he could not function without her. She became is life-line. A light inside is a world of darkness until one day it all blew up.
I wish there were more to their story. I liked the way Phoebe looked at life. Life is about more than work and you have to live it, otherwise, it will just pass you by and then you find yourself wonder where all the time went.
At one point in this book, I could relate to Phoebe.”…I’ve tried to give you what you needed when you needed because you’d never talk to me. You wouldn’t confide in me about the turmoil that marred you so bad emotionally. I didn’t ask. I could guess, but I figured, one day you’d come around. I’ve wanted you to meet my dad since my life revolves around you, he’d have to know you existed. But I was afraid because you didn’t even know where you wanted us to be, so I just forgot the conversation about parents. Right? These are just a few of the concessions I made for you. I’m not trying to throw them in your face, but I do want you to know some of the things I haven’t voiced until now. So when you look me in my face and say, we’re not there yet. We’re not to the meeting of the parents because you don’t know about me or us, that cuts deeper than any Samurai sword. It cuts to the bone. You won’t, wait, can’t be without me, but we’re not there yet…“(excerpt Phoebe talking to Goliath)
To some Phoebe may seem childish, but that was not the case here. She just learned to let go.
This book has a happy ending. This book is for anyone who loves reading stories about letting go and not taking life so seriously.
This is my review and how I see it.