Friday, March 14, 2014
Delilah Dusticle by AJ York
“Truth is, everyone has something special, Abi, and they usually overlook it looking for something they think is grander or fitting in some way.” - Delilah, Delilah Dusticle
Delilah is a young girl with the special ability to eradicate dust. She is one of the best dusters in the world until her heart is broken. Then everything she touches seems to gather dust instead of becoming cleaner.
What I really like about Delilah Dusticle is the underlying message. Because even though her heart was broken, Delilah eventually moves and finds work and friendship elsewhere. This is a message that everyone needs to hear. Life isn't over just because your heart aches.
A.J York delivers this message in a fun and sometimes very funny way. Delilah is a very relatable character and we all might have felt like we've been in her shoes at one point. Being depressed over something can make it seem difficult to move on with life. But Delilah learns, as we all must learn, that sometimes starting over is the first step to moving on.
"The ordinary can be extraordinary overlooked." - Delilah