Novella review: Not The Same (Not Alone Novellas #2), Gianna Gabriela

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By: Gianna Gabriela

Published: December 28th, 2018

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Aron Lincoln never meant to take on the role of parent.
He was only ten years old.
His job was to be a big brother, one his little brother could learn from—maybe even look up to.
He wasn’t supposed to be the one his brother depended on for protection.
But when their Dad walked away, and their Mom chose something else over them, Aron was left with no choice.
He made a vow to protect his brother, and it’s a promise he intends to keep.



When Gianna was first introduced to me I was blown away by her words and her ability to give her characters genuine emotions an outbursts.

She has always had a way of capturing hard moments and turning them in a beautiful an uplifting story.

Not The Same is somewhat of a Prequel for Not The End in which we receive the back story of our alpha character Aron Lincoln. It’s a story I had wanted to know.

I was excited about this as don’t often get a novella providing a back story. And Aron’s past was mentioned just not to the extent of what Not The Same also.

Here you have another real world situation that is happening far too often and given a blind eye. A child coping with an addict for a parent. A child essentially raising their sibling and the troubling factor of putting others before themselves in order to give the appearance of a normal home life.

I’ve seen the situation unfold, lost friends due to removal of the home. And I must say that this novella is spot on to the feelings in which they expressed themselves. It’s heart wrenching to say the least.

This is just the start for Gianna, brace yourself world because if she continues at this caliber nothing will hold her back.

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