Thursday, December 10, 2009
Book Review: Nothing But Trouble After Midnight by Kimberly Blackadar
This is an engaging book that is difficult to put down. Blackadar accurately portrays teen life, including the joys of friendships, first love, the pressure to fit in and the loss of innocence. Chloe Preston is faced with an obstacle in which she must somehow learn to come to terms with in order to move on. And, like so many of our struggles in life, the enemy is her own self. What does it take to move forward?
Blackadar addresses a difficult subject carefully with honor and an uncanny understanding of the victim, her family and her friends. As a licensed therapist, I can recommend this book on so many levels for young people, and adults, as well. There are so many topics in this book that warrant discussing with young people today. I urge both mothers, and daughters, to read this book and discuss the issues at hand. The lessons that Chloe Preston learns are beneficial to anyone struggling with adversity. And, although you will need a box of tissues when reading this novel, the tears will make way for the rays of hope.
Kimberly Blackadar is a personal friend of mine. This review is written honestly and from the heart. I was not compensated in anyway for this review, and, in fact, purchased the book myself. I do need to add that I am currently acting in the capacity of Kimberly’s regional publicist. Kudos, Kimberly! I can’t wait for the next one!