Obtained from:  Amazon on January 8, 2014
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Author:         Carol Fragale Brill
Genre:          YA - Coming Of Age - Women's Fiction
Format:         Kindle
Reviewer:       Charlie Kravetz
Stars:          5/5

This review is for the Kindle edition ebook.

The power of love is the strongest power there is.

We follow Katie, on her journey through the ups and downs of life. The story starts when she is 11 and takes the reader through her teen years.

This is more then the story of Katie. It is the story of hope, leaning to love, and learning to forgive. It is also a story of learning to accept ourselves and our mistakes. Life is full of twists and turns, it is up to each individual to find their own way. Sometimes, having a loving relative or friend makes the path easier to see.

In writing this book, Carol Fragale Brill tried to the reader that there is always away, even when it is not readily seen. Each of us must find our own path, and sometimes that means creating our own path. Sometimes that path is much harder to see than other times.

I am going to recommend this book to all of us that have to grow up without two parents. It will also be great those who enjoy coming of age stories with girls as the focus.

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Obtained from:  Amazon on December 4, 2012

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Author:         John Stephens
Genre:          YA – Children – Fantasy
Format:         Kindle
Reviewer:       Charlie Kravetz
Stars:          4/5

This review is for the Kindle edition ebook.

Quick paced action, wizards, mystery, and children combined in a story that keeps you reading.

Three children, ten years, too many orphanages to count. What wonders will they discover? Why did their parents abandon them? Will they ever see mom and dad again?

This book is written in a manner that young readers will understand. The language and words will be easily understood. The story has enough twists and turns to hold the readers attention and keep them reading. There were times when the story seemed to wander, as Kate thought about things.

John Stephens always wanted to write books for children. In this book, he has succeeded. He has not only written a book for children, but he has written a book that could become a children’s classic.

I can easily recommend this book to children and teens. It may be the book that gets them hooked on reading. I will be reading more of this authors books.