Book & Author Details:
The Broken One by Christine H. Bailey
Publication date: April 5th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Sixteen-year-old Farris is picking up the pieces after the untimely death of her best friend. But even one year later, she can’t seem to find “normal” again—not until Lane Evans pops back into her life and pushes her to face reality.
When he offers her the chance to find the truth, Farris fears what will surface. Is it too much too soon or just what she needs to move forward?
The young people in this story are struggling with their own challenges and Farris in particular is trying to find out how to insert herself back into her life following tragedy.
For the most part, this is a well written story. The pacing is a little bit slow in places, but this is easily offset by the character development. It is easy to make a connection with Farris, despite her unusual circumstances, because the author has detailed her reactions in such a well observed manner.
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Christine H. Bailey teaches creative writing and written composition at a private university in west Tennessee. Before teaching English, Christine worked as a journalist, a marketing/public relations writer, and a freelance editor. To learn more about the author and her work, visit her website at www.cibailey.com.