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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.

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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

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