Lee's latest book 'Shattered' where a 19 year old is crippled by a snow-boarding accident – a freak of timing, or a murder … we are left to wonder.
The story, or two, are a delight to read – there's the main story with a sub-plot, which adds to the twist of the tale.
I really enjoyed it … for two reasons:
First and obvious I guess – the story … it happily took me along, and I was interested to see what would happen next.
Secondly – I'd recommend it as an education 'tool' to start to understand disability, how to cope with it from both the outsider (parent, friend, contacts – medical and community), and from the person whose life has suddenly, and so dramatically, changed.
|Lee's banner for her new Young Adult novel|
I've been fortunate in my life … in that I should have been involved with major incidents – but I was overseas and thus was not in the country – until my mother near the end of her life had major strokes and was confined to bed … we were very fortunate that she was able to communicate.
It was a learning experience that I had to come to terms with, as well as learn to deal with – it was a struggle, and mentally demanding … but we coped – I learnt and we both laughed our way along – yes with, at times, lots of grief.
However – this is not about me –
but Lee's book 'Shattered' …
… lives are altered, we need to adapt and change, we should appreciate others' challenges …
If I had read this book … perhaps a much younger self would have enjoyed the story, but today's self – appreciated the accuracy of the times in the book that showed how all the characters dealt with their lives … something that we really do not come across … unless disaster intercepts our lives, or we're in that type of work.
|Snowboarder in soft snow|
I really did enjoy the book – and do highly recommend it: to everyone to read … it has depth, the characters are interesting, the storyline makes sense in today's world … and is there to make us think about things perhaps we had never had reason to do so, and I would hope to remember/learn from.
Lee – I congratulate you … 'Shattered' is a highly readable book – with hope, with struggles, but most of all with positivity …
It is in the Young Adult genre … but frankly could be enjoyed by everyone and discussed within the family setting – a great read: Highly recommended.
All the best Lee (also known as Cheryl … but to me she's Lee!) …
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I slightly give up with the changes in text size ... so I do give up!
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