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About a year ago, I had the pleasure of reading a manuscript that BLEW. ME. AWAY. I was at Eldest Sister Amy's house when I read it. If I recall, she was catching up on The Vampire Diaries, and I kept interrupting with various noises of shock and sorrow and delight. (Yes, I'm one of those readers who emotes often and loudly while reading).
From the opening pages, this book hooked me into the story and the lives of the characters. And it was one of those rare stories that makes you ache alongside the characters. When I told Amy about it, I told her that it reminded me of the way I felt reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak or Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly or The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. It's not similar in plot to any of the above (though it does have a touch of the fantastical like Book Thief and Revolution), but it gripped my soul in the same way those books did. I was still thinking about it days later, and as I was reading I was continuously marking favorite quotes that just nailed me to the page.
Now, I'm so happy to say that that manuscript will soon be available to the masses. And I hope that you all will be interested in helping this underdog of a book get the exposure that I 100% know it deserves. That book is Breakable by Aimee L. Salter. And here's a little bit more about the story:
If you can’t trust yourself, who can you trust?
Whenever seventeen-year-old Stacy looks in the mirror, she can see and talk to her future self. “Older Me” has been Stacy's secret support through years of battles with their neurotic mother, the relentless bullying at school, and dealing with her hopeless love for her best friend, Mark.
Then Stacy finds out Older Me lies. A lot.
When Stacy becomes the victim of a school-wide humiliation that also threatens her last chance with Mark, she reaches breaking point.
BREAKABLE is told in a fractured timeline. The premise was inspired by the “Dear Teen Me” website in which adult authors write letters to their teen selves. Despite the magical element of the character “Older Me”, BREAKABLE reads like a realistic, contemporary story, suitable for both teens and adult fans of the young adult genre. Early readers have compared their journey to Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, and The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson.
Seriously guys... I cannot tell you how much I love this book. The concept is fresh and inventive. And yet, despite the magical realism of the story, it reads like real life. I know these characters. I've been these characters. Their stories are heart-breaking and authentic and absolutely riveting.
And now a little about the Author:
Aimee L. Salter studied Communications and previously put her writing skills to good use in a wide variety of corporate roles. Since becoming a mother, she’s returned to her love of storytelling. After many years in New Zealand, in 2013 she returned home to southern Oregon with her husband and son.
BREAKABLE will be available for review October 7th, 2013, and will be released for Kindle, Nook, and in paperback on November 4th. You can add it on Goodreads here. You can connect with Aimee on Twitter, Facebook, and her blog. You can also read a preview of the first chapter of Breakable here.
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