Thursday, November 17, 2011

In Leah's Wake by Terri Giuliano Long

There were a lot of truths in this book and at times it was hard for me to read.  Not because of the writing, but because the story hit close to home as it probably does for a lot of people.  Troubled families are becoming the norm rather than the exception.  Either that or we are just being made aware of them more often.  This book was very well written and great care was taken to not label the rebellious, insensitive and scared teen as “the bad guy” because truly she isn’t.

I’ve read many books like this that try to portray the effects peer pressure and bad choices make on ourselves and the loved ones around us but few books have hit the mark.  This one has.  I recommend this book to anyone with a troubled teen to have your teen read this story.  She/he will associate with Leah and what she’s going through and maybe penetrate their rebellious ways.

For the story itself, it was very touching and endearing but hard to read because of the truths.  I highly recommend this book.  I wish it had been around when I was growing up and when my kids needed it.  

Reviewed by Sue Owen

1 comment:

  1. This is a great review and makes me want to check this book out. I'm new to the indie writing world - as a reader and a writer - and find the whole market a bit over whelming. Reviews like this go a long way to helping readers figure out what is worth reading and what is not. In Leah's Wake is now on my list! Thank You! - Jason Derr, 'The Boston 395',