Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Review: Unbearable Girl

Unbearable Girl by Julie Camper

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I couldn't put this book down! "Unbearable Girl" by Julie Camper is more than a coming of age story dealing with current issues - it's an emotional roller coaster that makes you really evaluate your life and the people you influence daily.

Technology, bullying, abuse, pregnancy and same sex relationships are all incorporated into this moving book. I felt a personal connection with the main character on several levels. I've spent 32 years of my life trying to work through who my Father thought I should be and who I am. I grew up a Minister's daughter. Church every time the doors were open, often my Father in the pulpit preaching on me or my Mother and how we should be living our lives. I was not grounded like my punishment was to attend church X-amount of days every week when I was in trouble. The final parents found out I was (still am) bisexual at age 20. My Mother looked at me with tear-filled eyes and said; "I wish you had been pregnant instead of this." I left home soon after and spent the rest of my 20's finding who I was without them.

Everyone has their own story and I'm sure there are people who will read this and disagree with what I've said but I can honestly tell you on a PERSONAL level this book hit home. I not only recommend "Unbearable Girl" to teens and young adults...I recommend it to parents, teachers and anyone struggling to find their own ground.

5 stars and 2 thumbs way up!

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Complete Wardstone Trilogy Review

I was lucky enough to come across this gem of a fantasy. If you're a fan of Tolkien and CS Lewis, I know you will fall in love with the trilogy - same as I. Book 1

`The Sword and the Dragon' was the first book I had the pleasure of reading by M. R. Mathias and I can only say it was a beautiful place to start. The plot, conversations and scenes flow smoothly – in fact if you’re like me you’ll be lost in this fantasy world. Who wouldn’t want to live in a world of dragons, epic battles and valor? Start here, and I promise you will read every book in the series!


Book 2

Mathias managed to top himself in the second book “Kings, Queens, Heroes and Fools” by further developing key characters from “The Sword and the Dragon” all while intricately weaving new favorites along the way. You’re thrown right back into the action within the first few pages as the author paints a grim picture of the events that have unfolded. With epic battles and mystery around every corner I was once again lost in this fascinating world.

Book 3

Reading “The Wizard and the Warlord” was both exciting and upsetting at the same time. I was so enthralled in the series I couldn’t wait to dive in to the third book, but knowing it was a ‘trilogy’ the epic tale would end. Mathias keeps the content fresh, adding new characters (both good and evil) the dialog and the scenes are simply fantastic. Without giving anything away…if you start this series, you simply must follow it through to the end. M. R. Mathias has created such a magnificent world. He delivers the story the way every writer should…full of gripping scenes and lovable characters.

 Follow the link and begin your journey!

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