I was delighted to be asked by Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources if I would like to participate in the blog tour for She Ran Away From Love by Mawson because I loved and reviewed another of Mawson’s books, It’s a Bright World to Feel Lost In, here.
She Ran Away From Love is available for purchase here.
She Ran Away From Love
The Light of Love pours down on Frilly. It shines so brightly that she quails and runs away. Upset with herself for feeling scared, she wakes her good friend Mawson and pours out her confusions. She wants to learn how to be bold and is convinced that she can do this by going on a quest. With muddled help from Mawson she sets off into the great Out There. But is a quest to find oneself really the answer?
My Review of She Ran Away From Love
Frilly is afraid of the light of love.
Those who know my reviews will expect me to make a complaint to begin with here because there’s quite a mix of upper and lower case letters at times in She Ran Away From Love when they are not grammatically appropriate which should annoy me. However, instead, I felt this technique mirrored the confusion Frilly is feeling about her identity and allowing herself to love so that it’s a positive and not a negative.
I admire the themes explored her as She Ran Away From Love has the appearance of a child’s book but it has resonance for adults. I laughed aloud at Mason’s attempts to meditate and teach Frilly mindfulness as her concentration wanders to food, just as mine does in similar situations. The concepts of finding your own happiness, taking a chance, friendship and identity are explored through humour and sensitivity.
She Ran Away From Love is a cute little book about being brave, taking a chance and finding yourself that I enjoyed reading. The photographs of Mawson and Frilly add to that enjoyment too.
Mawson, a big hearted, soul searching teddy bear, is here to help. He is one of this bright world’s few Writer-Bears. He speaks about Being One’s Best in an world that is often baffling – and not only for bears. He is often muddled about things (well, he is a bear). But he is always confident that things are going to turn out All Right.