Thursday, July 21, 2011

Book Review: Shattered: A Daughter's Regret (Secrets) by Melody Carlson

Shattered: A Daughter's Regret (Secrets)

This is a heart wrenching story about a choice a young girl makes and how it changes her life forever. Cleo makes some bad choices and decisions throughout the book. It is a raw view of her pain and the forgiveness that she needed to move on. Her relationship with her Dad and Aunt display how important we as adults are in teens lives. It is a great book about God's healing power and how to move on in life after a tragedy. Melody Carlson handles the subject of grief and guilt with truth and honesty. She shows the grace of God and His forgiveness in our lives in hard situations is key to a life free from the shackles of guilt. I recommend this book for older teen girls! It is also a great opportunity for a mom to read it with her daughter because it contains some serious subject matter that could open doors for some great conversation and teaching moments. It would also work great as a youth group book study for a small group of girls. I am going to use it with our high school teens someday. I would recommend this book fully!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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