Genre: Literary Fiction, Coming of Age
Content Warning: Adult themes and sexual content
Age Recommendation: 15+
~ Synopsis ~
Chelle isn’t a typical 13-year-old girl—she doesn’t laugh with friends, play sports, or hang out at the mall after school. Instead, she navigates a world well beyond her years.
Life in Dawson, ND spins on as she grasps at people, pleading for someone to save her—to return her to the simple childhood of unicorns on her bedroom wall and stories on her father’s knee.
When Troy Christiansen walks into her life, Chelle is desperate to believe his arrival will be her salvation. So much so, she forgets to save herself. After experiencing a tragedy at school, her world begins to crack, causing a deeper scar in her already fragile psyche.
Follow Chelle’s twisted tale of modern adolescence, as she travels down the rabbit hole into a reality none of us wants to admit actually exists.
~ Review by Laura ~
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
Michelle “Chelle” is just going through the motions. Her mom works all the time and her dad is a drunk who doesn’t come home for days at a time. School is another story. Chelle is called names and doesn’t fit in. Everything pretty much sucked till she met Troy Christiansen. Chelle fell instantly in love. One day he talked to her and after that, they pretty much hung out everyday. Hanging with Troy introduced Chelle to a new crowd. Chelle is younger and often made fun of for that. Chelle deals with a lot from her first love, self image, to trying to find out who she is. You follow Chelle as she deals with life.
I didn’t know what to expect as I started reading this book. Chelle is a teenager going through whatever life throws at her. Most times she feels she has been dealt a bad hand. Although she doesn’t always make the best choices, she grew on me. It’s a good story with both good and bad moments. It’s a good read and I give it 4 books.
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About the Author
Award-winning author of multi-cultural and transgressive literature, Pavarti K. Tyler is an artist, wife, mother and number cruncher. She graduated Smith College in 1999 with a degree in Theatre. After graduation, she moved to New York, where she worked as a Dramaturge, Assistant Director and Production Manager on productions both on and off Broadway. Later, Pavarti went to work in the finance industry for several international law firms.
She now lives with her husband, two daughters, and two terrible dogs. She keeps busy working with fabulous authors as the Director of Marketing at Novel Publicity, and by penning her next novel.
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