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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Book Review - Forgotten, by Melody Carlson

{I received a FREE copy of this book from NavPress Publishers in exchange for my fair and honest review.}

~ Seventeen and Homeless ~


What would you do if you and your mom moved to a new town, and then your mom skipped town leaving you alone to fend for yourself?

That is the problem that faces the main character of this book. It shows us how many times we look at others with blinkers on. We want to see the pretty side to everything, and oftentimes we fail to see beneath the surface to the chaos. In this, the first book of her new series "Secrets", Melody does a very good job of taking us below the surface of Adele's life.

This story begins with Adele's bi-polar mom getting a new job in a different town. She and Adele pack up everything and move hoping for a fresh start. Adele begins her Senior year of High School as part of the “in” crowd, and begins to live a life of fiction. Using the difficult situation that Adele faces, Melody explores the difficulties in maintaining friendships when you use pretense to mask the chaos going on in your life. You can only have true friendships if you are being true with them and yourself.

I was very taken with Melody Carlson's writing style and storytelling in this book. The ending of this book could have been fleshed out a lot more, but overall I enjoyed the book. It is written in the first person, but that did not annoy me in this instance as it has with other authors. It is the first book by her that I have read, but I can assure you that it won't be the last.
 
I received a FREE copy of this book from NavPress Publishers in exchange for my fair and honest review.

2 comments:

  1. That sounds like a really interesting read, thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love her bloomberg place series!

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