Seeing Through Stones: Young Adult Contemporary Fiction

Seeing Through Stones: Young Adult Contemporary Fiction

by Rajdeep Paulus


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Seeing Through Stones: Young Adult Contemporary Fiction by Rajdeep Paulus

From Award-Winning, Young Adult author Rajdeep Paulus comes the sequel to Swimming Through Clouds, a powerful reminder that life is a battle you don't fight alone.

Praise for Seeing Through Stones:

"Tough and touching, resilient and raw-Rajdeep Paulus has crafted a story of love and abuse with the deft touch of a master... Paulus never allows her characters to be anything less than real and she never averts her pen from the realities that face far too many women and children. "
~ Tosca Lee, NY Times Bestselling Author of
Havah and The Books of Mortals series with Ted Dekker

"In this follow-up to her debut, Rajdeep Paulus quickly pulls her readers back into a heartfelt story that challenges our notions of family loyalty. Seeing Through Stones continues Talia's healing journey, but, even better, it gives readers the long-awaited story of her heroic brother, Jesse. There's something here for everyone, and perhaps the best part is Paulus's weaving of multicultural characters and traditions into a rhythm as unique as it is refreshing."
~ Laura Anderson Kurk, Author of Glass Girl & Perfect Glass

"After reading Rajdeep Paulus's debut novel, I was incredibly eager to get my hands on the sequel. The wait was worth it! With a lyrical voice, heart-tugging characters and skillful handling of sensitive subject matter, Paulus's sophomore novel is a beautiful piece of storytelling. I can't recommend it enough."
~Melissa Tagg, Author of Made to Last and Here to Stay

"Seeing Through Stones both broke my heart and filled it with hope at the same time. Paulus's writing simply soars as she paints her characters' pains, fears, and hopes in a beautiful portrait of recovery and grace. With this book, Paulus has established herself as a powerful voice in Young Adult literature. I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next."
~John W. Otte, Author of Numb and the Failstate series

"Brilliantly crafted, Rajdeep Paulus stitched what seems dark and broken into a tapestry of hope and love."
~Jennifer Murgia, Author of Angel Star & Between These Lines


"I live in the in between. Between yesterday and forever. The way forward haunts me. The gap I must cover daunts me. And hope beckons, 'Run to me,' but I just learned to walk."

After a lifetime of abuse, the Vanderbilt siblings flee their home, finally free to pursue new dreams while running from yesterday's nightmares.

Once bed-ridden Jesse navigates the Chicago streets, concealing his identity and planning revenge. A chance encounter in the rain introduces a girl who offers Jesse a glimpse of a sunnier future, but how will he weather the growing storm inside himself?

Separated from her Post-it note prince, Talia hides at a safe house for survivors of domestic violence while her father turns the city upside-down to find her. Surrounded by women fighting their own demons, Talia faces her past at every turn.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781495413797
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/01/2014
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Rajdeep Paulus studied English Literature at Northwestern University and lives in New York with her Sunshine and four Princesses.

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Seeing Through Stones: Young Adult Contemporary Fiction 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
GlennHaggerty More than 1 year ago
Teenage siblings Talia and Jesse escape from their sadistic father, Talia to a shelter and Jesse to the streets. But how long can they run from their relentless abuser and the sinister organization he represents? Talia must overcome her terror, face her demons and stand. Jesse, consumed with revenge, plots his father’s destruction, but what would revenge cost him? Sequel to Swimming through Clouds, Seeing Through Stones resumes Talia’s story of physical escape and emotional healing from a nightmare life of the most horrific abuse. However, interestingly, especially for guys, the sequel adds the story of Jesse; the abused, isolated, awkward but courageous and resourceful younger brother. The characters’ inner journeys fascinate, the plot sucks you in, and the tension keeps you reading. Seeing through Stones is more of a suspense than a contemporary romance. Spirituality is again subtle; Talia’s apparent connection with God in the previous story, seems forgotten for the first twenty-three chapters while she navigates the darkest regions of her tunnel—but spirituality makes a crucial  reappearance. Author, Rajdeep Paulus, well handles a difficult subject, offering hope from a Christian worldview. Seeing Through Stones is an excellent read. Age Range: 14 and up.