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#100: Shattered - Melody Carlson

Synopsis & Book Info:
Cleo Neilson's best friend is moving away and she wants to make Lola's last night in town special. For Cleo, that means going to the big Christian concert in the city, but her mom won't allow her to go. She says that area of the city is too dangerous for two unchaperoned teenage girls.
Convinced her mom is just being an overprotective "helicopter" mom, she sneaks out of the house. After all, her mom has to let her grow up sometime, right?
Cleo now faces the chilling consequences of her actions and a secret that it is eating her up inside. As Cleo fights through her grief and guilt, she learns about faith in God and forgiveness through him.
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 9781600069499
Purchase at Amazon


Author Bio:
Melody Carlson has written more than a hundred books for all age groups, but she particularly enjoys writing for teens. Perhaps this is because her own teen years remain so vivid in her memory. After claiming to be an atheist at the ripe old age of twelve, she later surrendered her heart to Jesus and has been following him ever since. Her hope and prayer for all her readers is that each one would be touched by God in a special way through her stories. For more information, please visit Melody's website at www.melodycarlson.com.



©2011


My Opinion:
Having no idea this was a second in the series, it could easily have been a stand alone book, I was not lost at all.
I really enjoyed this story, though it was an emotional ride.
I have to admit, I was not surprised by the book. In most cases the guessing game has variances, but I knew what would happen throughout the whole story. A big predictable factor.
That was good though. Just for the type of story it is.
Great lessons of family loyalty in this one.


5/5


Recommend: YES!


~I received a copy from Glass Road. I was not compensated for my opinion.~

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