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  • Posted January 31, 2014

    Letters to Nowhere is the poignant story of Karen Campbell, a te

    Letters to Nowhere is the poignant story of Karen Campbell, a teen gymnast trying to pick up the pieces of her life after losing her parents in a tragic car accident. Her gym coach offers up his home as a place to live, and that’s where she meets his son, Jordan. As Karen works hard to achieve discipline on the mat, she works equally hard to overcome her grief and give her relationship with Jordan a fighting chance.

    Growing and learning with Karen was an emotional experience. It broke my heart to see her grieve, battle nightmares, and try to determine the course of her future. I enjoyed watching her inch out of her shell and relate to Jordan. Though emotionally and even socially vulnerable, she tackled mature issues directly and with honesty, always striving to overcome her weaknesses.

    The most heart-wrenching moment for me was when Karen discovered a secret involving her parents. Having experienced parental loss myself, I was moved to tears by her reaction and the way she chose to move forward.

    Letters to Nowhere is a great novel about love, loss, and friendship set against the competitive backdrop of gymnastics. A coming-of-age story you won’t want to miss!

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  • Posted August 30, 2013

    I have only read a small amount of books that revolve around som

    I have only read a small amount of books that revolve around some sort of sport field. It's hard for me to relate to them since I've never been a big sports person. That said, I really enjoyed this book. It was easy to follow all of the terminology and easy to fall into Karen's life. There weren't really any grammatical errors, which is awesome because that happens more often than not. The plot was completely believable and not completely outlandish.
    Karen was very realistic about going through what she had. Losing your parents is never easy (I lost my mom at a very young age). It's hard to figure out where they are and how to live your life without them. She seemed to go through all the stages of grief in this story which was very believable. There weren't any things about her that really bothered me as so many teenager POV's do these days.
    Jordan was also very realistic to me. He was going through his own family problems in a believable manner. He was able to be there for Karen in a way that other people not in a similar situation would have been able to be. They truly helped each other in overcoming their problems and actually being there for each other. The thing I liked best is that it was not insta-love, but a gradual love. He didn't expect her to change for him as many guys in literature do.
    The thing I liked best is the plot. It was consistent and things were resolved by the end. There weren't any forgotten threads and it wasn't completely outlandish. As well, I liked how it did not give any real references to eating disorders as that is one thing that is brought up with gymnastics. This story shows you can be successful in the field without it. You can be healthy and still achieve your dreams. I strongly recommend this!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2013

    I have read this authors debut book Tempest & sequel Vortex

    I have read this authors debut book Tempest & sequel Vortex (1&2 of trilogy) about time travelers, romance and secret agents which I enjoyed.
    Her writing has grown to a new, deeper level in this book. It's definently a page turner, finished in one day. This book is about the life of an elite gymnast, romance, relationships and vulnerability expressed from the loss of someone you loved. Well written. Full of emotions.
    Looking forward to future books from this author.

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