Growing up is always an adventure that we often look back on in amazement that we survived. In Short Stories in the Life of Little Girl Blue Tangina Ann offers up a series of short stories recounting, not an idyllic childhood, but an authentic one, full of experiences that range from the humorous to the heartbreaking. Ann shines in her humorous passages, brining readers into this world that she has created and making them laugh along with the children in the stories. However, it is likely her ability to relay those events that no child should have to endure, which makes the work all the more poignant and touching.
The author tells these stories through the eyes of a child, where there is an understanding that sometimes bad things do happen and that as a child you are largely helpless. Readers will be able to easily relate to the life of Little Girl Blue, laughing along with her and fearing for her in the darker moments. Ann is an author who shows much promise for future books.