Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Shattered by Melody Carlson

About the Book: (from the publisher)
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.

About the Author:
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

I'm reading this now! Life has interrupted! I will post my review soon!!

What people are saying:

"A choice to deceive her mother leads to devastating consequencesfor Cleo as her life spirals out of control. Honest and direct,Melody Carlson infuses her words with insight and sensitivityand creates a challenging story that will have teens contemplatingthe crushing impact of keeping a deadly secret. Shattered is a powerfultale of tragedy, grief, and guilt as a young woman journeysthrough unimaginable pain in search of forgiveness and healing.Highly recommended."

- Rel Mollet, book reviewer

Relz Reviews

"Shattered is a powerful story that will bring you to tears. Melodycaptures the emotions of a girl ridden by guilt and grief after onepoor decision. You'll find a message of hope and redemption that'sriveting and life-changing."

- Susan Choy,

The Reading Mom,

Five Star Reviewed Books

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