◊ Paperback: 272 pages
◊ Genre: Friendship, YA, Growing Up
◊ Publisher: Dancing Lemur Press (March 15, 2016)
◊ Language: English
◊ ISBN-10: 1939844134
◊ ISBN-13: 978-1939844132
No Love in the Garden of Eden... Eden Rose has learned to deal with her mother's criticism that she can do nothing right. What she can't deal with are the arguments between her parents.
To escape their angry words, she finds refuge in an old abandoned house. She always returns home, hoping her mother will love her one day, even though Eden's not sure what the word love means. Three other teens with problems also hang out at the Old House. Meeting Murphy, Toby, and Josh changes Eden's world, and she begins to have faith in herself.
Perhaps she can do something right, after all. Thanks to the boys, she begins to understand the meaning of love. But will it be enough to save her broken home life?
Author Beverly Stowe McClure has a unique way of exploring the lives of teenagers and their problems so that readers can relate to them.
In UNDER A PURPLE MOON, the author has created a group of characters that are realistic, likable, and well-developed. The fears, hopes, and problems of these teens radiates off the pages through the author’s vivid descriptions. A better understanding of their troubled lives unfolds as the story is told. The author deals with the issue of blaming one’s self when you really have no control over the matter.
The author explores dysfunctional families showing how teens struggle for bits of attention and ways they deal without it. The author combines the pain and heartaches of growing up with the joys and happiness that also can be found along the way for a well-balanced story. There is a wide spectrum of emotions covered in this story.
While the author deals with some strong emotional issues within this story, it’s done so in an inspiring way. It’s not a doom and gloom story, but one of teens striving to overcome adversity, finding friendship, and working to make a better life. UNDER A PURPLE MOON is a story that will touch your heart.
Under A Purple Moon by Beverly Stowe McClure, Dancing Lemur Press, @2016, ISBN: 978-1939844132, Paperback, 272 Pages
FTC Full Disclosure – A copy of this book was sent to me by the author. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review. The thoughts are completely my own and given honestly and freely.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you stopped by Monday for author Beverly Stowe McClure’s visit. If you don’t, be sure to check it out now. Is there a facility in your area that gives support to teens that need guidance or just a place to hang out from a troubled home life? What are your thoughts on a place like that?