Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Land of Misfit Teens by Katie Charles
Land of Misfit Teens by Katie Charles is a YA book by a brand new nineteen-year-old author who has penned a tale worth sharing, published by Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc. December 1, 2011. Amelia MacDonald not only loses her mother to cancer, but loses her home and her friends at school as well, when her father loses his job. The only teaching job he's able to land is located in gang land, Chicago. It isn't long until Amelia forms a new circle of friends and falls for a musical hunk. She not only has to deal with gangs at school, but also at the apartment she now calls home. The author does a great job with the plot. Though there were a few mistakes, they didn't distract me from the storyline. She captures the teens as realistic and believable right down to their lack of self confidence, being in love and afraid to tell, and the turmoil that some teens must endure. I enjoyed this story of sweet, innocent young love. Her dad is all she has left. Will two rival gangs take him and her new love from her as well. Amelia has lost so much in life so young. When gun shots blast school hallways she finds herself trapped with no place to hide. Her locker has been tagged by one gang. Which gang will find her first and will it even matter? I found the Scottish traditions interesting and the fact that being Scottish she called her father, Da. http://stores.desertbreezepublishing.com/-strse-253/Land-of-Misfit-Teens/Detail.bok Also available as an eBook at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Sony, and Kobo.