AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  G. Roscoe, iShawn Cormier, iZannah Hackett, iTiffany Turner, iMary Adair, iPier Tyler, iPaul Kyriazi, i

  Home > Blogs Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Tracy L Krauss

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Success story
· Books
· News
· Blog
· 4 Titles
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Jul, 2010

Tracy L Krauss, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.


Featured Book
Dribble
by John Townsend

Dribble is a West Highland Terrier, who finds himself living the high life on an English country estate, but Westies are westies and their mischievious ways leave a lot t..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members










Blogs by Tracy L Krauss

Heal The Wounded
1/23/2011 10:02:53 PM
Review of HEAL THE WOUNDED by Lynn dove
HEAL THE WOUNDED is the second in a trilogy by Canadian author Lynn Dove. The entire series is aimed toward the YA market, but it is worth reading no matter what your age. In HEAL THE WOUNDED , we are introduced to several teenagers who are facing some tough problems. First, Jake, a Christian from a loving family, has to deal with the fact that his mother has been diagnosed with cancer. He is still reeling from the death of a close friend and wonders where God is in all of this. His girlfriend Leigh is also struggling. Her insecurity and an untimely fire force the two apart. Meanwhile, another teen, who happens to be the brother of the deceased friend, has turned his anger and confusion inward and begins ‘cutting’ himself to ease the emotional pain. I don’t want to spoil the story by explaining what happens, but the author draws us into the emotional whirlwind that is the life of a teenager with skill and conviction. Her characterization seems very true to real life as she deals with some tough issues. In fact, the series has apparently been listed as a helpful resource for anti-bullying. My only negative comment, which in no way reflects on the author or the book, is that I think I may have gotten more out of this second book if I had read the prequel, SHOOT THE WOUNDED, first. Dove does a good job of explaining the back story, however, which includes teenage pregnancy, gossip, stereotyping and other issues about making choices. In the end, this is a solid book that is entertaining yet manages to pack a wallop in terms of its message to teens. I highly recommend this, and the rest of the series, to young readers everywhere.

Post a Comment

More Blogs by Tracy L Krauss
• PLAY IT AGAIN Pre-release - Tuesday, July 05, 2011
• Readers Favorite REview of MY mOTHER THE MAN-eATER - Monday, May 30, 2011
• Apex Review of MY MOTHER THE MAN-EATER - Friday, May 27, 2011
• What Every Dream Means - Monday, May 02, 2011
• Yesterday's Tomorrow - a review - Monday, March 21, 2011
• MAN-EATER a best seller - Friday, February 25, 2011
• MY MOTHER THE MAN-EATER Book Launch Blitz! - Wednesday, February 23, 2011
• Flight of shadows - a review - Tuesday, February 01, 2011
•  Heal The Wounded - Sunday, January 23, 2011  
• Launch of the Grace Awards - Thursday, January 20, 2011
• Man-Eater REview on 'A Book and A Dish' - Monday, December 20, 2010
• Pitches! - Saturday, October 16, 2010
• Interviews Galore! - Thursday, August 26, 2010
• ECFL Tour Continues! - Sunday, August 08, 2010
• Review of NO OTHER - Wednesday, August 04, 2010
• Feature on 'Authors With a Mission' - Saturday, July 24, 2010
• Review of "Powers and Principalities" by Dan Calabrese - Thursday, July 22, 2010


Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.