Annie On Writing

July 16, 2012

Sneak Peak into “You Can’t Shatter Me”

Filed under: Book Review — Annie Evett @ 4:53 pm

Lovely fellow author Tahlia Newman has been extremely hard at work and has just published a new book – “You Can’t Shatter Me”.

Focusing on the very real psychological traumas of teenage bullying, this book  is one that aught to be compulsory reading in all Middle Schools.(Schools who teach 12 yr olds to 16 year olds)

I am thrilled to be offered the opportunity to review it AND to give away an ebook copy of it to one of my readers.  There will be an announcement here on my blog in September about this. Tahlia is running a blog tour and I’m delighted that we will be part of it here!

Below are a few more details about this book, just in case you can’t wait till September for my review and competition.

Title: You Can’t Shatter Me

Author: Tahlia Newland http://tahlianewland.com

Publisher: Catapult Press

Genre: Young adult magical realism

Length 40,000 words (200 pages)

Sixteen year old Carly wants to write her own life and cast herself as a superhero, but the story gets out of control when she stands up to a bully and he turns on her. His increasing harassment forces her to deal with flying hooks, giant thistles, deadly dragons and a suffocating closet. Dylan, a karate-trained nerd who supports her stand against the bully, turns out to be a secret admirer, and while he struggles to control his inner caveman, Carly searches for her own way to stop the bully.  An old hippie shows her an inner magic that’s supposed to make her invincible, but will Carly learn to use it before Dylan risks all in a violent confrontation?

 This heart-warming story will inspire and empower teens and adults alike. As well as providing real solutions for the bullying issue, the unique magical realism style provides an exciting and unusual fantasy element.

Check out the book trailer here     You can’t Shatter Me

 

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