THE TATTERED GLOVES
Don’t look up.
Never make eye contact.
Those were the words I lived by growing up, the words that protected me in an unsafe home. But words are only letters and eventually even they couldn’t keep his hands off me.
Hoping to leave behind the shattered life of my past, I find myself in a boring, small town, with an aunt I’ve never met and at a school I loathe.
But soon I learn, not everything in this world is as black and white as I’ve determined. Sometimes those we are so quick to judge often need a second, third or even fourth time to make a first impression.
And often, there are friendships and even love waiting just around the corner, if we are brave enough to take the first step.
Am I brave? Or will I hide behind these tattered gloves of mine forever?
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Review by Susan:
This is the first book I’ve read by this author and it won’t be the last, it’s a wonderful YA story that pulls you in from the start. I read it in one sitting, you really are taken on an emotional roller coaster with the characters and are left wanting more. This is a story about overcoming tragedies when you think you can’t go on, not judging a book by its cover, learning to live again and being brave when it’s the last thing you want to do. This book covers real issues, some are hard to read, you are hit right in the feels. This story stayed with me long after I finished it, give it a go you won’t be disappointed. 4 Stars
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About J.L. Berg
J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready Series, The Walls Duet, and the Lost & Found Duet. She is a California native living in the beautiful state of historic Virginia. Married to her high school sweetheart, they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she’s not writing, you will find her with her nose stuck in a romance novel, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate. J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC.