7 thoughts on “To Dance with Ugly People

  1. Lorene Stunson Hill Lorene Stunson Hill says:

    CONTROVERSIALSTUNNING AND PASSIONATE NOVEL TO DANCE WITH UGLY PEOPLEDEPICTS THE DAMAGE HUMANS CAN INFLICT ON ONE ANOTHERLake Helen FL Bestselling African American Women's Fiction author Lorene Stunson Hill energizes the readers with passion and feelings; liberates the readers minds to become aware of the struggles of others outside of what we perceive on a daily basis Lorene Stunson Hill promises to make an impact as she elouently guides you through this journey of life hope and despair The story lines range from heartfelt tenderness to explosive reality Dani Marie Dobson's story exhibits the good sensitively the bad as the reality of life and the ugly as things we hope will never happen to us It is sure to be a hit with both men and women of all ages college students and new adults alikeWhere do I begin This story is told through letters from Dani's youth all the way into her adulthood The author Lorene Stunson Hill portrays all of the struggles that her character suffered as a child including abandonment and resentment As she grows older life challenges her even with desperation when her world is shaken by the Detroit Riots of 1967 fear and unreuited loneliness leads her to feeling hopeful as she moves to Orlando Florida living in low income housing as a single Mother but she has the courage and strength to carry on She still believes that someone is out there who can give her the only thing that she has always searched for true affection and respect toward the woman she has become The author Lorene Stunson Hill wants her readers to understand the pain and hardships that plagued Dani's life so that you can understand her strength and the measures she took to find happiness Both men and women can read this because this story does not have a specific gender preference While the story is written in a series of letters by Dani the main character it is by no means too feminine I give this book five stars because it was very well written and creative There is so much raw talent that is encompassed into this novel; therefore I was unable to put it down and I enjoyed having learned some new depths of life Lauren Jones Lauren's Book Media ClubhttpslorenestunsonhillauthorcomBy KWC on June 18 2014Great read I enjoyed this story The author Ms Hill has an excellent way of drawing you in to the story Very well done I felt emotion as I read it and the To whom it may concern piece really had me connecting with the primary characterBy Marie Buck on July 20 2014Thought Provoking Read To Dance with Ugly People really drew me in with the author's concept of basing each 'chapter' of life on an African dance I found this to be a thought provoking emotional and a very clever readBy Rukia the Reader on October 21 2014An emotive and memorable read This is an emotional and captivating novel which is cleverly written It is formatted using a uniue style that enables the author to portray stories relating to some of the struggles of daily life for the main character Dani and the heartache endured As it covers emotive subjects like drug abuse and abusive relationships it is obvious that the author has invested emotionally in this book and this gives it a sense of honesty and integrity It is an intense read in parts and is an enjoyable book to readBy TassyTrip The Light Fantastic To Dance with Ugly People by Lorene Stunson Hill is an inspirational and emotional drama of the life and times of Dani growing up fast from 5 years old Told in diary format this remarkable story sueezes every drop of emotion from the reader without being preachy or overbearing Well done to the author for tackling such a subject in a way that is totally uniue Very Highly RecommendedBy Robin Suire October 2 2015This is the most wonderfully entertaining and powerful book written with great sensitivity guts and feeling I urge you to read it it will enhance your life


  2. Simon Okill Simon Okill says:

    To Dance With Ugly People by Lorene Stenson Hill is an inspirational and emotional drama of the life and times of Dani growing up fast from 5 years old Told in diary format this remarkable story sueezes every drop of emotion from the reader without being preachy or overbearing Well done to the author for tackling such a subject in a way that is totally uniueVery Highly Recommended


  3. Hunter Jones Hunter Jones says:

    To Dance With Ugly People really drew me in with the author's concept of basing each 'chapter' of life on an African dance I found this to be a thought provoking emotional and very clever read


  4. Lauren Jones Lauren Jones says:

    Where do I begin This story is told through letters from Dani's youth all the way into her adulthood The author portrays all of the struggles that her character suffered through as a child including abandonment and resentment As she grows older life challenges her even with desperation fear and unreuited loneliness but she has courage and strength to carry on She still believes that someone is out there who can give her the only thing that she has always been searching for true affection and respect toward the woman she has becomeMy love for Dani and Chance grew as the story continued While Chance is not mentioned through the entire novel but as someone whom Dani meets along the way I found myself relating to her perceptions and emotions with this character I kept longing to see Dani's happiness Every time I read about Chance I smiled whenever she smiled because he was her light and that made her happy I am going to be honest and throw in my input about some of the scenes in this book Some were tremendously difficult to read through and I felt sick to my stomach at times but there is so much truthfulness to them The author wants her readers to understand the pain and hardships that plagued Dani's life so that you can understand her strength and the measures she took to find happinessIt wasn't easy and it is not for everyone but I absolutely recommend it to anyone over the age of eighteen Both men and women can read this because this story does not have a specific gender preference in my opinion While the story is written in a series of letters by Dani the main character it is by no means too feminine Sometimes I would find myself getting frustrated with her for some of the choices that were made; however everyone has to make choices that they regret at times for loved ones I give this book five stars because it was very well written and creative There is so much raw talent that is encompassed into this novel; therefore I was unable to put it down for the most part and I enjoyed having learned some new depths of life


  5. Diane Coto Diane Coto says:

    Who is to know human nature There are so many different personalities; it becomes difficult to understand how one will react to their environment And then there’s fate How much of one’s life is altered by fate This is a story of Dani Dobson from the age of four in 1955 to September 1983 Dani had a very difficult life Her very favorite person in the world was ‘Big Mama’ a name she called her grandmother When she was five she lost Big Mama Her mother had little time for her leaving her to take care of the house and siblings Because of the abuse she endured she became very introverted She found solace in reading and when she was a teen she loved skating During her teen years she met Dane Ransom He pursued her romantically and she fell deeply in love with him Her marriage to Dane would not ease her abuseIn 1980 there was a song by American country music singer Johnny Lee; the lyrics were “Looking for love in all the wrong places” The story of Dani reminds me of this song As an abused child she was confused about what love really was She was searching for it all her life – someone to accept her for who she was This was a very sad story which drew me in uickly at the beginning As the story continued from one bad situation to another I felt it was too much and needed a bit of editing The story is written primarily from Dani’s perspective and is written as if it is a series of letters captioned periodically with “To Whom It May Concern” I found this to be annoying and pulled the reader away from an otherwise smooth story line I rated the novel at 3 out of 5httpwwwfictionzealcomdance ugly


  6. Melissa Melissa says:

    To Whom it May ConcernThis is a story told in a series of letters written by Dani beginning in the year 1955 when she was just a small child of only 4 years old and continues on through until the fall of 1983 Dani's story is raw and emotional in it's honesty and truth Dani is forced to grow up early with a mother who left her in charge basically abandoning her to raise her siblings and care for the household as a parent should Dani suffers from abuse and neglect not only as a child but throughout this entire tale I felt for this girl I kept hoping that things would take a turn for her kept looking for her silver lining Dani eventually grows up to be a strong woman with the courage to keep going to keep striving and believing that her true someone was out there waiting to appreciate all that she has been through and the person that she has become It is hard to read through Dani's trials and tribulations hard to look into the face of the hand that this poor girl was dealt This author did an excellent job in crafting Dani and her story and all of the characters that come in and out of her life and affect it She makes you understand the pain and suffering that Dani goes through and helps the reader to see how she comes to the point that she finally is at


  7. John Lock John Lock says:

    This is the sort of book that 'draws' you into the story Written as a series of letters it is a frank sometimes harrowing story of a girl's life from her childhood through to her adult years You will live the anxiety fear pain laughter and fulfillment and it is easy to see how this reached No 1 Best Seller in the African AmericanWomen's Fiction genre


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