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Friday, March 18, 2016

WOW! Tour Features Lynn Goodwin's New Young Adult Novel

Talent
Author: B. Lynn Goodwin
Website: http://blynngoodwin.comGenre: Young Adult/Contemporary
ISBN: 1629293350
Name of Reviewer: Beth Tropp

Reviewed by Beth Tropp

Book Synopsis:
Fifteen-and-half-year-old Sandee Mason wants to find her talent, get her driver's license, and stop living in the shadow of her big brother, Bri, who disappeared while serving in Afghanistan. Follow her journey as she experiences drama onstage and off.

Talent does a good job of re-creating that time when EVERYTHING is so important. Sometimes, it's the "who likes who" and "what grade did you get on the quiz" type of stuff, but Sandee, as well as the other members of the drama club, show the flip side of high school. The big, scary issues that no one has any idea how to deal with...yet there they are.

Author B.Lynn Goodwin does a good job creating realistic teenagers because of the fact that they are equally invested in both types of problems...the superficial and the real. It feels like these are kids I could have known in high school, trying to bluff their way through the tough stuff, creating an adult free zone. Occasionally they seem a little too insightful...like seeing through Sandee's M&M habit. But overall this book feels real and two thumbs up for not relying heavily on romance to move the plot along.

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2 comments:

Lynn said...

Thanks for your review, Beth. I truly appreciate it. If you have not already done so, could you please post this review on Amazon?

Thanks,

B. Lynn Goodwin

Writer Advice Managing Editor, www.writeradvice.com
Author of YOU WANT ME TO DO WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers & Author of TALENT
blynngoodwin.com

Lynn said...

Beth, I hope you'll check back in here and post your review on Amazon. After all, it's a frugal way to promote and is a win-win for both of us. Thanks for thinking about it.

Lynn

Writer Advice Managing Editor, www.writeradvice.com
Author of YOU WANT ME TO DO WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers & Author of TALENT
blynngoodwin.com