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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Shattered: A Daughter's Regret



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Description:
Cleo Neilson is the only one who knows why her mother was in a seedy part of town that one night, but she’s determined to keep the secret that’s breaking her heart. Walk through this teen fiction novel of grief, guilt, faith, and forgiveness.

You won’t forget the journey.


CAFE LILY'S REVIEW:
Second book in the Secrets series by Melody Carlson, Shattered was excruciating to read and yet captivated me right until the very end.   It definitely made me think about the far reaching consequences of a single action – this book is one that will stay with you for awhile. 

Cleo Neilson is a typical teenage girl enjoying her senior year.  She is spreading her wings, longing for more freedom and trying to avoid her “helicopter” mother.  On the night before her best friend Lola moves out of town, Cleo and Lola make plans that end up forever changing their lives and the lives of those around them.  Cleo winds up carrying a heavy burden that eventually leads her into the downward spiral of self-destruction.

This powerful, gripping story is a clear example of why parents should always strive to have open and honest communication with their teenagers.  While this book is geared toward teenage readers, parents of teenagers should definitely read this book. 

There is a discussion guide included at the back which would offer the perfect opportunity for parents and teens to discuss the issues dealt with in the story.



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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