| (9 Oct 2011)|
|When Life Hangs on a Single Decision|
Such a cute story, yet hard-hitting and poignant. I love it! From the very first line to the very last word, this book will entrall you and drag you into today's teen reality. Maya and her boyfriend got more than they bargained by eating "candy" at a party. In a single moment, she is plunged from sweet sixteen to a series of heart-rending decisions and consequences.
The language is spot-on, and will have you laughing your head off one minute, and then screaming the next. You'll cheer, you'll worry, you'll cry, you'll rejoice. But one thing you won't do is put down this book.
Ms. Hamling delivers a tale that should be required reading in high schools. While spinning a romance, she manages to delve into controversial topics in a tasteful and convincing manner. She does not preach at you, but allows the reader to draw his/her own conclusions, whatever his/her viewpoint. You may not agree with everything every characters says or does, but she presents all sides fairly, even with the division between Maya's own parents. I cannot spoil it for you. But it will not be a book you'll soon forget.
| (7 Sep 2011)|
|I devoured this book in a few days. It'll make you laugh, cry and get caught in the drama-filled journey of a young woman who has discovered that she is accidentally pregnant. She ponders on all her options, whether to plan and continue her pregnancy and become a parent, or decide to terminate her pregnancy. This is a hard decision for any teen. This author tells Maya's story and adds unique twists as a solid plot unfolds filled with drama, emotion, and friendship. She meets a friend who takes a different route and learns a life lesson that will change her forever. The story is told in such a beautiful way and I felt I was along on Maya's journey. All of the characters were believable and likable. I thouroughly enjoyed the book. It's a fantastic read filled with surprises, twists, and turns you won't believe. I look forward to more from this author! |