Annie On Writing

August 29, 2012

Review “You Can’t Shatter Me”

Filed under: Review — Annie Evett @ 10:08 pm

Focusing on the very real psychological traumas of teenage bullying, “You Can’t Shatter Me”  is one that aught to be compulsory reading in all Middle Schools.(Schools who teach 12 yr olds to 16 year olds) Author Tahlia Newland   is no stranger to the young adult genre, having several acclaimed titles published. She brings a mature warmth to this subject area, without being overly preachy or stilted.  Readers will be enchanted with the character and storyline within moments of beginning their journey with Carly.

Sixteen year old Carly struggles with her identity, desperate to become a real life superhero. Her carefully planned strategies go awry when she stands up to a bully, only for them to make things extremely unpleasant for her. Throw in a nerdy, but likeable admirer, a compellingly wise elder and Carly is set for a bumpy self discovery journey where she must question her true beliefs before her best friend risks everything to confront the bully on her behalf.

This story will prove an empowering experience for all who read it. Whilst aimed at the younger reader, Tahlia’s writing style does not patronise and ensures that there are talking points for parents, teachers and children who are affected by the bullying issue. Its an easy read, but one which will pose questions in the behaviours you observe within your workplace and family relationships.


I am thrilled to be offered the opportunity to review AND to give away an ebook copy of it to one of my readers during the Blog Tour Tahlia is conducting.

To win yourself a copy of this FAB story in ebook format –

1.Pop over to my Page on Facebook and “Like” it.

2. Post a comment to the wall with something like “Tahlia sent me” or “Carly is a real life super hero” or complete the following.. “A real life superhero……..”

3. At the end of the blog tour (12th of September) I will choose a name drawn from a virtual hat and get in contact with you about how to send you your ebook.


Below are a few nittty gritty details about her wonderful book.

Publisher: Catapult Press

Genre: Young adult magical realism

Length 40,000 words (200 pages)

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

Purchase this great book from the links below

Kindle US

Kindle UK


Barnes & Noble



Available online and by request at major bookstores world wide from the end of September. Fill in the form here if you would like to be sent the purchase links when they become available.




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