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Friday, February 22, 2013

Interrupted: Life Beyond Words by Rachel Coker

Interrupted by Rachel Coker

Genre- Teen Fiction

Published by- Zondervan

Copyrighted- 2012

Number of pages- 256

Age Group- Young Adult

Description of book- paperback, list price $9.99, ISBN: 978-0-310-72810-8, link to the book on Zondervan

Allie loses her mother to cancer when she is fourteen and is sent to Maine where she lives with her adopted mother and sister.  Allie is so bitter that she retreats into a journal where she writes to her mother about her new life and her Christian mother.  Sam, a childhood friend, comes back into her life and Allie is forced to deal with the past in a new way.  Will Allie accept Sam and the Christian life she has been fighting so much?

About the author- Rachel Coker, a sixteen-year-old homeschool student, currently lives with her parents and two sisters in Virginia.  She has helped her parents with a family-run Christian book business.  She was given a year of lessons with a professional writing Coach when she was eleven.  Her other book from Zondervan is Chasing Jupiter.  Her blog is

Go here for my review of Chasing Jupiter .

My thoughts- Life is not always fair.  It certainly wasn’t fair for Allie, but I wish that she had reacted differently to her adopted mother.  It took almost the whole book for Allie to accept Beatrice as her mother.  I’m so glad that her heart of stone was brought up in prayer by Beatrice and was over heard by Allie.  Allie had spent so much time believing she didn’t need God and that Beatrice didn’t love her.

I thought Rachel Coker did a good job with character development.  I really enjoyed Beatrice and Irene.  I felt sorry for Sam.  I’m glad he was so patient and kind to Allie and how he came to see her later in life.

Rachel Coker wrote a wonderful book and I highly recommend it to you.  Please pick up a copy today.  Remember to tell your public library if you liked it, so they can get a copy for others to read.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Interrupted: Life Beyond Words by Rachel Coker for free from Zondervan.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.  All links were current when posted.

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