Drinking the Poison and Waiting on Your Neighbor to Die


Young Adult - Action
26 Pages
Reviewed on 08/25/2013
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Author Biography

Dominique is a married mother of 2 children who writes short stories that everyone can relate to. Real Stories about bad parents, jealous neighbors, backstabbing friends, cheating, love, pain and more. The stories are written with biblical messages intermingled in the pages, for the reader to be encouraged and seek change through the pages. We often cannot solve our own problems, but maybe, we can see them in the pages and solve them this way…
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    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Drinking the Poison and Waiting on Your Neighbor to Die by Dominique Wilkins is about how attitudes can change lives. Savannah hates everything about Kaleena. She tries to make Kaleena's life miserable with her scheming ways and hatred. But Kaleena's attitude of not being bothered about the whole thing is what forms the important part of the story. Whatever Savannah tries to ruin, it has no effect due to Kaleena's nonchalant attitude.

The book has an underlying positive theme on how our attitudes can have a good effect on us. We need not give importance to the negative feelings harbored by another person. Sometimes, instead of trying to make them understand, the best thing is to ignore them and go on living. The characters of Savannah and Kaleena are like the people whom we meet in our daily lives. And the book tells you to ignore all the negative people, thus reducing their power to hurt you with their ill feelings.

Hatred and jealousy are very powerful negative emotions which can actually eat a person. Drinking the Poison and Waiting on Your Neighbor to Die portrays these emotions powerfully through the character of Savannah. And the beauty of the story is how Kaleena changes the whole thing in a very positive way with her good vibrations and behavior, instead of getting influenced and manipulated by it. Attitudes can make or break your life. Life is all about how you look at it and how you want it to be. And that power is in you.

Michael D. Alford "mageca

This short story gets to the point rather quickly, which is summed up in the title: dwelling on and feeding bad feelings (specifically jealousy in this case) only eats you up inside like "drinking poison and expecting someone else to die"!

It is a clever book that even had me chuckling on a couple of occasions! Any young adult ought to be able to identify with the story, and it might be used to remind our children that you never know when your past might come back to haunt you, but you also never know what grace can carry you through!