Looking to Review

In my retirement, and as a result in part due to COVID. I’ve been reading more than usual. Martha Kennedy, a WordPress friend, sent me a book. The book is titled, “Blind Turn” by Cara Sue Achterberg. I loved this story! When I read the back cover I thought, oh no a tragic teen angst story. I was wrong. The book is written in short chapters from the perspectives of the mother and then the daughter. Yes there is angst because it is a very real portrayal of a typical 16 going on 17 high school girl. The perspective of the mother is filled with the worry and concern every parent would feel. The people in the story are believable and their actions realistic. The trial kept me in suspense. The ending was both satisfying and brought tears. My sister in law is going to read this with my niece. There are some scenes that are uncomfortable but they will no doubt spark discussion between the two of them (since my niece is just turning 16). Martha requested that after I finish the book that I send it on into the world. After I get it back from my SIL, I’m planning to send it to my friend in Michigan… If any of you would like to read it, let me know and I’ll include your name as someone she can send it to once she’s done!! If you are interested in other books, or want to have your very own copy to keep forever, check out Amazon, Barnes & Nobel, or www.CaraWrites.com! I give this one five out of 5 stars!

31 thoughts on “Looking to Review

  1. Sounds interesting but right now we have to bury our daughter. Sudden death. She is 58, or wait wouldn’t that be was now? It’s after 9 and I’m waiting for a call from the funeral home.

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  2. with my nomadic lifestyle I’ve lived by the read and pass it on ethic for decades … I only have 3-5 books at any one time … once read they start circulating, it’s an effective recycle πŸ™‚

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    1. We have too many books – they have overtaken all the bookcases (currently 2 in the family room, 3 in the living room, 5 in the basement, and 1 in the computer room)…

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    1. So glad you liked the soup! The books will be going to several little libraries that are also geocaches. I never think of books as clutter but they do tend to accumulate. I think we will be doing more “capture and release”, at least until all the books fit on the existing shelves! My husband has stacks on nearly every surface…

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  3. Thanks for the review! I’ve read Cara’s blog and her book about her experiences as a foster mom (100 dogs and counting, I think it’s called.) And I also read the advance copy of her new book about touring animal shelters in the South. She’s a good writer and a passionate advocate for animals. I’ll have to try her fiction as well!

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  4. I like the process of recycling. I have too many and have been thinking about how to bring them to life. I mean there are many who would have not read them yet. Thinking of starting the same through Instagram. Tips on how do you do it, please. πŸ™‚

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