This book is a must read! If you have a teenage daughter and wish to expose her to the truth of dating or moving too fast, please get this book. It has contributions by 17 year old Elizabeth Marshall, mother of a 2 year old son and her 15 year old sister Jasmine.
Parents, the worst thing you can do is ignore the truth of dating, lust, and teenage relationships. Never turn a blind eye in hopes that it will work itself out. Sapphire's Pain captures those life lessons of the teenage lust and desires, while offering hope and faith in God and self.
Publish America (young adult books)
Sapphire's Pain: Poetry and Truth is gritty, raw, and pure inspiration. Monique and her two sisters, Jasmine and Elizabeth, have unearthed the gems inside of themselves. Every poem is a reality check and a graphic description of life. Sapphire has survived child molestation, growing up with drug addicted family members, and poverty. Despite the adversity, Sapphire has refused to break and has pushed through indecision and confusion to arrive at her destiny. Sapphire is tough, a beautiful blue hue, and shines radiantly in every circumstance. Sapphire's life is a testimony to all girls worldwide that no matter how difficult life may be, the pressure will create a breathtaking gem that dazzles for eternity.