Book review: Shattered A Daughter's Regret by Melody Carlson

Shattered CoverAbout the book:
Cleo Neilson's best friend is moving away and she wants to make Lola's last night in town special. For Cleo, that means going to the big Christian concert in the city, but her mom won't allow her to go. She says that area of the city is too dangerous for two unchaperoned teenage girls.

Convinced her mom is just being an overprotective "helicopter" mom, she sneaks out of the house. After all, her mom has to let her grow up sometime, right? 

Cleo now faces the chilling consequences of her actions and a secret that it is eating her up inside. As Cleo fights through her grief and guilt, she learns about faith in God and forgiveness through him.

Melody CarlsonAbout the author:
Melody Carlson has written more than a hundred books for all age groups, but she particularly enjoys writing for teens. Perhaps this is because her own teen years remain so vivid in her memory. After claiming to be an atheist at the ripe old age of twelve, she later surrendered her heart to Jesus and has been following him ever since. Her hope and prayer for all her readers is that each one would be touched by God in a special way through her stories. For more information, please visit Melody's website at

My thoughts:
I really enjoyed this story. It tackles a lot of hard topics such as death, guilt, Jealousy, drugs, and relationships.  This is a YA fiction and it would be a great book for teens and their parents to read and then discuss the book.  I have always been a fan on Melody Carlson and I was pleased to see that she is still writing relevant topics that teens need answers to.  I think teens will love this book and the great thing is that this is a series so there is more to come. Use this book for a conversation starter with your teen. If parents can talk with their teens about tough topics then there is a safety net.  I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars.
*I received a copy of this book from Navpress and Glass Road for my honest review.

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