Book Review: The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary

I want to thank NetGalley and the publishers for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review. I appreciate this opportunity and all views and opinions expressed are my own.

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Synopsis:Macy’s school officially classifies her as “disturbed,” but Macy isn’t interested in how others define her. She’s got more pressing problems: her mom can’t move off the couch, her dad’s in prison, her brother’s been kidnapped by Child Protective Services, and now her best friend isn’t speaking to her. Writing in a dictionary format, Macy explains the world in her own terms—complete with gritty characters and outrageous endeavors. With an honesty that’s both hilarious and fearsome, slowly Macy reveals why she acts out, why she can’t tell her incarcerated father that her mom’s cheating on him, and why her best friend needs protection . . . the kind of protection that involves Macy’s machete.

I give this book 5 out of 5 Freakin Fantastic Stars! I am over the moon about this BOOK!

What attracted me to this book was the cover and the title, then I read the premise and was sold. This book meant more to me than pages in a book, I understood Macy. I was Macy.

I saw many reviews on this book and so many DNF this book because of the spelling and grammatical errors. I understand the need for proper grammer but this was about Macy expressing herself. I thought it was beautiful literature!

This was beyond realistic. When Macy battled Child Protective Services and dealt with all her raw and intense emotions, I was brought back to when I was considered the “disturbed” girl who didn’t have a chance in the system but proved them all wrong.

Being a teenager and facing more things than many adults will ever encounter in their lifetime is tough. When it’s the normal to go without food or deal with “the system” tearing your family apart, it’s tough as a teenager. You’re dealing with all these hormones and messed up emotions but have no idea what to do with it all because you have no choice but to be strong. I have seen the scary side of “the system” and my normal has been “disturbed” just like Macy’s. Macy comes off as a pain in the ass and an angry/crazy teenager. When Macy has all this on the outside, all she really is doing is trying to survive and hide her brokenness. I enjoyed all the characters in this story and loved their backgrounds. Alma and George were great in their sweet but complicated way. Macy’s mother was a complete hot mess. All the characters in this story were realistic in their own messed up and unique way.

This book made me laugh, smile, and cry but overall was an amazing experience that I will never forget. I can’t express enough how hilarious this book was and realistic at the same time. I highly recommend this book to whoever can relate or wants to experience something different! I am so glad that I was able to experience Macy’s journey and to read a disturbed girl’s masterpiece!

NoNieqa Ramos grew up in the Bronx, where she started her own publishing company and sold books for twenty-five cents until the nuns shut her down. A frequent foster parent, NoNieqa lives in Ashburn, Virginia, with her family.

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21 Comments on “Book Review: The Disturbed Girl’s Dictionary

  1. Probably nobody better than you to give a considered review of this book, Dani.
    I like this line, ” the kind of protection that involves Macy’s machete.” :)x
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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    • Oh yes, I like part of the synopsis as well!😄 and its definitely relevant! Yeah, I think this book was meant for me! The author said she wrote the book for girls like me and her! The Macy’s of this world that have seen it all and have been through some crazy shit! This book helped me laugh my ass off about it all though! Thanks for your support, Pete!😄😘😍

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  2. Hm, I always wondered if I was bored enough if I’d pick up the dictionary and begin reading so here’s my chance! Hehe just kidding, glad you enjoyed this one. 🙂

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  3. Well, I don’t really mind grammatical errors, as long as the story itself is powerful. And it sounds like this one certainly is. And the review is written by one of the most powerful, if not THE most powerful woman that I know. I can totally understand why you would love this book so much Dani. It really feels like a story that was almost written especially for you. The story of your life is one that has impressed the hell out of me..and continues to do so each and every day. The woman that came out of that story: the Dani that I know and speak to each day: is nothing but amazing😘😘❤️❤️ You should be proud of proving everyone wrong, and what you have become: you are beautiful 😊❤️

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  4. Wow, awesome review! 😀 I love when an author can stir such a wide range of emotions like that in a single book. It’s not every day you can find a book that makes you laugh AND cry. 🙂

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