New featured book: SHATTERED, by Kathi Baron

Shattered
by Kathi Baron

Book description: Teen violin prodigy Cassie has been tiptoeing around her father, whose moods have become increasingly explosive. After he destroys her beloved and valuable violin in a sudden rage, Cassie, shocked, runs away, eventually seeking refuge in a homeless shelter. She later learns that her father, a former violinist, was physically beaten as a child by her grandfather, a painful secret he’s kept hidden from his family and the cause of his violent outbursts. With all of their lives shattered in some way, Cassie’s family must struggle to repair their broken relationships. As Cassie moves forward, she ultimately finds a way to help others, having developed compassion through her own painful experiences. Written in lyrical prose, Shattered tells the moving story of how one girl finds inner strength through music.

Praise for Shattered:

“This is a novel about picking up pieces, told in a voice that is both poetic and compelling. Kathi Baron’s Shattered has perfect pitch.”

—Kathi Appelt, author of The Underneath, a Newbery Honor Book and National Book Award Finalist

“It takes a special kind of author to create an emotional journey that opens our hearts. Kathi Baron is that kind of storyteller and Shattered is that kind of book.”

—Louise Hawes, author of The Vanishing Point and Waiting for Christopher, both New York Public Library Best Books for the Teen Age, and Rosey in the Present Tense,
a YALSA Popular Paperback

More information from the publisher, Westside Books.

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One response to this post.

  1. I appreciate your candid review of the books here. It is an honest reflection of what the reader can expect. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply

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