by C Marie
“NAIVE” is a captivating short story set in the year Y2K, where technology was not as prevalent as it is today. The author creates a nostalgic atmosphere by highlighting the use of landlines, pagers, and pay phones, emphasizing the lack of social media and instant communication that we take for granted in the present day.
The protagonist, Marie, is a 15-year-old girl who recently moved to a new town. The story follows her as she navigates through a tumultuous year filled with life-altering events. The author adeptly explores the vulnerabilities of youth, highlighting how being naive can lead to missed red flags and dangerous situations.
The story is both engaging and suspenseful, with the author effectively building tension throughout the narrative. The lack of instant communication and digital proof of events adds to the sense of mystery, leaving the reader questioning what will happen next.
Overall, “NAIVE” is a thought-provoking short story that explores the dangers of being naive, particularly in youth. The author’s ability to create a nostalgic atmosphere combined with engaging storytelling makes this an enjoyable and memorable read. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a captivating and suspenseful story with relatable characters.
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