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Posted May 19, 2012
An interesting and new way to approach cyber bullying. The hot
An interesting and new way to approach cyber bullying. The hot topic was a part of this novel, but not the sole center, which I appreciated. Natalie - a high school freshmen and Kathleen - a career woman who has lost both a daughter and a husband are an unlikely pair, but their relationship in this book was perfectly scripted.
Without any chapters, this book was interesting as it switched focus between the characters with strategic spacing. Because the book switched between characters, the reader was able to get to know each character on their own turf, which made me fall in love with them in their own space. I loved that Kathleen was given the opportunity to help raise another teenager, it was so fitting that she have a second chance. At the same moment, I loved how Natalie was given another maternal figure to lean on until her mother was able to pull it together and re-enter her child's life.
This book showed me once again that it definitely takes a village to raise a child - sometimes parents are inadequate or just not the answer to the problem that a child has, they may just need someone outside of the family to lean on through a difficult time. A great book that both showed the destruction of family, but the reconstruction of a different kind of family.
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Posted June 26, 2012
Thank you to Book Sparks PR, Reagan Arthur Books, and Meg Mitche
Thank you to Book Sparks PR, Reagan Arthur Books, and Meg Mitchell Moore for the opportunity to review this book.
Natalie is assigned a project by her teacher Mrs. Ramirez to do an independent project. Her teacher has left it a mystery as to what the students should do for this project. School has not been easy for her because of her former best friend Hannah cyber bullying. Natalie makes a discovery of a notebook which leads her to Kathleen Lynch a widower who works at the Archives in Boston, and is a widower. They work together on Natalie’s special project. Will their relationship grow? Will Natalie be able to solve her bullying problem?
Meg Mitchell Moore writes with much passion and emotion. I could definitely identify with her characters. She kept my interest throughout the book. I found her writing with relevant topics such as bullying, a child dealing with divorce, and feelings of loss. She vividly describes the feelings of the character and their surroundings. My only criticism is that the story was slow in places. I very much enjoyed this book. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Bullying was a main theme within this book. Who hasn’t experienced bullying while growing up? Cyber bullying is much more serious than just standing up to the bully. I have thought about what my reaction would be as a parent and how I handled it as a child. I feel that parents should be involved especially with the major damage to a child’s reputation. What do you think?
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Posted August 31, 2012
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