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Salvaged
     

Salvaged

4.8 36
by Stefne Miller
 
'My body was being torn apart, and my stomach felt as if it exploded. The pain was excruciating, and I was aware that I was dying...

'Mom?' My vision was murky, but I could see her face. It was bloody, and her eyes were large and full of fear.

Her voice calmed. 'Get out of the car, Attie.' Her words sounded crisp and clear.

I looked into the backseat in search

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'My body was being torn apart, and my stomach felt as if it exploded. The pain was excruciating, and I was aware that I was dying...

'Mom?' My vision was murky, but I could see her face. It was bloody, and her eyes were large and full of fear.

Her voice calmed. 'Get out of the car, Attie.' Her words sounded crisp and clear.

I looked into the backseat in search of Melody and found her lying covered in blood in a twisted heap on the floor. I turned my attention back to my mother and out of the corner of my eye saw fire.

'Get out, Attie!'

'Mom?'

Everything went dark.'

Attie Reed should have died in the wreck that stole the lives of her mother and best friend. But her life was spared. Why?

When Attie moves to Oklahoma to stay with the Bennetts for the summer, she hopes she has left her nightmares behind. But her battle is far from over, and Riley Bennett steps forward to help her fight the nighttime monsters. As the battle wears on, Riley begins fighting monsters of his own: his feelings for Attie. And Attie realizes she must begin to face the monsters of the night herself if she wants to conquer them for good.

Can Attie's life be Salvaged?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616630287
Publisher:
Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
Publication date:
05/18/2010
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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Salvaged 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the most AMAZING book I have ever read! It was much better than Twilight and I read it in less than a day. It's a great book that put my Christian and moral values first when coming to relationships and was encouraging spiritual-wise. Its hard to find books that keep Christian values and still keep it interesting and romantic, but this book did it PERFECTLY and encouraged me. I would recommend this to ALL teenage girls, because it shows the natural struggles with God and it shows there are truly boys out there who are men of God and can still sweep you off your feet without being a blood-sucking vampire. :)
Hailey_A More than 1 year ago
OMG!!!! I just got done reading Salvaged, and, I have to say, it is now my favorite book!! I used to dream about growing up and meeting Robert Pattinson or Prince Charming, but Stefne made Riley so awesome, now I want to grow up and meet my very own Riley Bennett!!! Stefne Miller is the best author ever!! I can't wait until the second one comes out!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must read for girls 13 and up! Love this book as a mom & love it for my daughter.
Holly_H More than 1 year ago
Oh. My. Gosh. I love this book! After the Twilight Saga I had nothing to read. But, my friend recommended it and now all the girls at school want to read it. I read this book in 1 day! It was THAT good. The story of Attie is touching but sad and the twist of Melody's brother being thrown in gives it the special romance every girl wants in a book. The conversations she has with Jesus really made me stop and think about MY relationship with Him. I really learned about how to have a relationship with God and it gave me a new perspective. Now I can see Jesus as a friend in jeans and a t-shirt. I would TOTALLY recommend this book! I loooove Riley. Loved him! He was dedicated to Attie and loved her dearly. Forget Edward, I want a Riley. Haha. He was so sweet and... perfect! Ahhh. And living 20 minutes from the setting of the book in Oklahoma was neat too because I could really picture everything. Boys and girls can read this book because its from Attie and Riley's perspective. I have guy friends interested and I would definitely suggest it to them. So, all in all, READ THIS BOOK! Its one of my favorites EVER! And I cannot wait for the next one to come out. :) Stefne Miller is totally an up and coming author.
zazzsu More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book for tweens and teens, but also for their parents. Miller has an insight for making the story good for all ages. I cannot call it 'offbeat' so much for it is dealing with things that everyone can relate to, though in a somewhat different way. It isn't 'escapist' in parts, for you have to think about some very tough topics which unfortnately too many young people face. It is a wonderful read on so many levels. I hope it will inspire many conversations about some great topics!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in a day and a half. I immediately gave it to my 14 year old daughter to read who proclaimed it the best book she has ever read (even over the Twilight series)! She felt strongly enough to send a personal message to the author. This book has a fantastic message for teenage girls in a contemporary story. I've been recommending it to everyone around me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story will wrap you up in the lives of all the characters. It made me laugh and it made me cry. I could hardly wait to see what would happen next!
Zumma More than 1 year ago
I love this book!It is happy, sad, comical and dramatic all at the same time! It is a classic love story but not so classic with all the twists and turns of the events in Attie's and Riley's lives. It is very unique considering their individual circumstances. This book will have you laughing one moment and crying the next! It's one of those you'll have a hard time putting down! Salvaged also delivers a wonderful moral lesson you won't find in many novels! Something most of us parents can appreciate and would want our children to read! This is a MUST READ FOR OUR YOUTH but don't stop there. I'm a Mother of 6 aged 15 yrs. to 2 yrs. and thoroughly enjoyed this book! It is appropriate for all ages! My 15 yr. old is excited to read it now! Order Salvaged today and ENJOY!!!
Soulsnneed More than 1 year ago
This is a great book, with a awesome thought provoking story. The book addresses many different issues affecting Pre-teens, Teens, Young adults, and I dare even say adults. This book made me laugh, cry, think, and numerous other emotions I cant think of how to put into words. The book gets you to think about your life, your walk with the lord. The love story is refreshing. Attie and Riley is a great love story. I have found my Riley. I hope that if you havent found your Riley, that you wait for him he is out there and well worth the wait! My favorite character in the book besides the 2 main characters is Tammy. She is so blunt, straight foward, give it to you like it is kinda girl. This book also changed the way I think about my relationship with the lord, that he isnt some call you get stuck in the Interactive Voice Response where you never get to speak to a real person. He is a real, and can be as down to earth as i need him to be. Thanks for that
SleepyinMontana More than 1 year ago
A captivating, heartwarming story that has you on the edge of your seat! The whole story flows so smoothly once you start reading you'll have a hard time putting the book down. I love ALL the characters... particularly Riley! Every girl needs their own Riley Bennett.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book I've read in a long time! Give it a read - you won't be disappointed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Salvaged is a must-read; not only for teens and young adults, but for the parents and mentors of teens and young adults. It is a story that beckons us to remember that precious, yet fragile time in life when the choices we make begin to shape us, in preparation for the trials that are sure to come. The way that Stefne Miller portrays the character's immense compassion, acceptance, and forgiveness as they each struggle to face their own demons is so gripping that I read SALVAGED from start to finish in a single day! It is indeed a love story, but not only between a boy, and a girl. SALVAGED is a love story for you and for me, a love story about Hope through Courage, with the undeniabe message that true love, conquers all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book, though maybe written for teens, spoke to me in so many ways. The characters are rich and the story touching. I highly recommend it! Can't wait for the next one!
UrsulaGorman More than 1 year ago
'Salvaged' by Stefne Miller is a book for all ages! While it is aimed at teens and young adults, anyone can relate to Attie and Riley. They are real, down to earth teenagers learning to deal with the normal aspects of life while trying to come to terms with heartache and the unexpected loss of loved ones. Attie is in a horrific car accident that claims the life of her mother and her best friend. She is forced to deal with survivors guilt and a dad that can't deal with his own loss, let alone help her deal with hers. Riley Bennett is the twin brother of Attie's best friend that was killed in the accident. When Attie comes to stay the summer after the accident with Riley and his parents, Riley tries to help Attie cope while still dealing with his own grief. During it all, Riley and Attie become very close and that adds a whole new dimension of feelings to contend with. But they both have a strong faith in God and Riley's parents are the kind that are strong and dependable. With God, Riley and The Bennetts on her side, Attie has a summer of growing in faith, coming to terms with loss, forgiveness and adolescences...Will she be able to overcome all the issues she is being faced with? Will she allow God and the Bennetts to help her? The reader will find themselves brought into the life of a very believable teenager with unwavering faith and you will find yourself rallying for the teens. You will not only come to love Attie and Riley, but The Bennetts and several other characters will all touch your heart. The book is a journey of spiritual awakening for the characters and the reader. It is a book you'll want to pass on to the women, teen girls and even the teen boys in your life. 'Salvaged' by Stefne Miller is beautifully written from the view point of both Attie and Riley and you'll want to read from cover to cover in one sitting. Reviewed by Urula Gorman author of 'Old Acquaintance' (Released late 2010/early 2011)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a mother of four children, I am very excited that this book is available for my children to read. What a great message tied into an incredible story. I couldn't put it down and neither could my daughters. Finding topics of conversation with my girls can be difficult but after reading Salvaged, we've spent a lot of time discussing not only the characters and story line but the life issues as well. Great book! Everyone should read it! I hope there is more Riley and Attie to come!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent! I started just before bed one night thinking that I would read the first few chapters. I didn't put it down until I finished it that morning at about 4:00am. It was well worth the sleepless night! I will more than likely read this book again and again. I can't wait until the sequel.
Eyvie More than 1 year ago
To be honest, I put off reading this book because it's a Christian novel. I read for enjoyment, not to be preached at. Boy, was I wrong! This book was delightful. It was modern, funny, sweet, heart-wrenching, romantic, and beautifully spiritual. Thank you, Stefne Miller, for making me tear up in the doctor's office! I love that Jesus is a character. He's a straight-speaking, relevant, common-sense guy that Attie converses with about everything. It's a picture of what a relationship with Jesus should be. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Started reading at 12 midnight and finished at 6 am. This book is relatable. It will make you laugh, cry and smile uncontrollably. I LOVE this story!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really liked it...very sweet boy
gotpoodles More than 1 year ago
A great coming of age story. It rings true. There are life lessons tucked into every corner. It's like hiding vegetables under a delicious sauce. It should be in every school and church library.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in like 2 days! It is the best book I've ever read, and that's saying a lot:) Salvaged is AMAZING. I want to meet my own Riley someday:) Such a sweetheart:)
Tiger_Holland More than 1 year ago
Attie (short for Atticus) Reed is staying with the Bennett family for the summer, but Mr. and Mrs. Bennett and their son Riley aren't just family friends--they're the parents of Attie's best friend Melody, who died in the same car crash as Attie's mother. Riley and Attie were childhood enemies, but now they've got a chance to come together and help each other as they overcome their grief issues and grow in their faith. As always, I like that we get Riley's POV as well as Attie's. He's rendered pretty 3-dimensionally, even if he does seem a little dramatic at times, specifically when a potential romantic rival comes into Attie's life. Riley likes Attie from the start, but she insists on seeing him as her childhood nemesis until his continual support wins her over. Attie has wake-up-screaming nightmares about the car accident that scarred her and killed her mother and Melody, and Riley's a real trooper who looks after her and sleeps on the floor by her bed, just so she won't be alone with her sorrow. It was endearing. Riley and Attie deconstruct their relationship a little too much for my taste, but they're still a winning couple. This is Christian fiction, so there's a fair bit of scripture included, and one of the most interesting elements is the fact that Attie literally imagines herself having conversations with Jesus. This works better than you'd imagine, because this version of Jesus is wearing a t-shirt and jeans, and he can get pretty shrewd and sarcastic, which is awesome. When Attie gets all angry at Riley over a mistake he's made, Jesus basically reads her the Riot Act and tells her that she doesn't know Riley's heart and it's not her place to judge him. That had me smiling. There is some cheesiness. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett are desperately uncool, but they're also incredibly kind. Also, every once in a while, the narrative voices will feel like an adult is talking, instead of a 16-year-old. For example, Attie says "kids are cruel" instead of "girls are cruel" (pg 62) when she's discussing how her cheerleading teammates will react to her extensive scars. It doesn't seem like the most accurate word choice. For those who might be incredulous at how innocent Attie and Riley are, I'd like to mention that they're not uncommonly sheltered for teens raised in a conservative Christian environment. (Believe me, I know whereof I speak!) They're actually not on the extreme end of the goody-goody spectrum, but they're still fairly pure character types. Sometimes as readers, we're in the mood for something dark and gritty, but I truly liked this very wholesome book and the way Attie and Riley help each other heal. There are lots of "aww" moments, and overall Salvaged is a good example of inspirational ficiton.