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  • 12/2017
  • 9781775067627 B077YMMLPN
  • 264 pages
  • $11.99
Cascading Petals
Jane C Brady, author

Children/Young Adult; General Fiction (including literary and historical); (Market)

Despite the years of bullying in school, Jewel Hart has remained sweet and kind. She has it all—a great life, a great family, and beauty—but she has never been able to obtain the one thing she wants—to belong. When Jewel meets Kaiden Carter, a good-looking, charming new student at York Mills High, things start to look up. On the surface, he is perfect, but Jewel can’t shake the feeling that everything is not as it seems. When the devastation of the rising suicides in her school hits too close to home and drives Jewel into a deep despair, she clings to Kaiden’s strength to find her way back. Through the pain and fear surrounding her, she finds hope and the will to go on. But just as she picks herself up, tragedy strikes again, threatening to steal her last glimmer of hope. How will she go on? Can she ever find her place in the world?
Reviews
Indie Book Reviewers

“Heartbreaking and gritty and raw. I recommend for fans of literary YA fiction who like John Green, “13 Reasons Why”, Mean Girls, etc."

Indie Book Reviewers

“I thought the author’s narrative prose was some of the best and most authentic I’ve read in a while, the way she brought the scenes to life, and the attention to personal details that gave these characters and each of their individual stories genuine authenticity. I was mesmerized by the world Jane C.Brady created and the characters, one so realistic and authentic, tragic and flawed… yet strong.”​

Indie Book Reviews

“Cascading Petals” by Jane C. Brady was simply amazing. I finished it a few days ago and am still digesting it. I haven’t read anything like that in a long time, if ever.  I found Brady’s narrative voice to be so engaging and authentic."

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“Bullying is never okay! That is what they always say in schools all over the world, but is it just a platitude that those in authority spout, without truly adhering to? In Cascading Petals, by Jane C Brady, we face bullying head-on, not in an abstract manner, but in a deeply personal and realistic way.

Cascading Petals is very much a teen romance story and one that is beautifully told by author Jane C Brady, but it is very much more than that. The author uses the story to explore dark and often hitherto hidden places where teenage minds and angst can reside, especially when faced with the hurtful taunts and lies of not only their peers, but even some of their teachers. The ulterior motive of this book was clearly to shine a light into areas that we, as adults, are often afraid to go and to show just how incredibly debilitating systematic and concerted bullying can be, not just to those being bullied, but often to the perpetrators themselves. Brady tells the story in a no-holds-barred narrative and yet maintains a sensitivity and a compassion that we wish were present inside of those who choose to relieve their own inner pain at the expense of others. The characters are real and perhaps not even your typical target of bullies, but I’m sure that was the intent of the author also; to show that it is not only the overweight, or the acne ridden, or the socially awkward teenagers who can be the butt of these young people’s anger and hurt. This is one of the best books on the subject I’ve read and Brady is to be congratulated for telling this difficult story without resorting to clichés and over-emotional responses. A great job.”

 

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 12/2017
  • 9781775067627 B077YMMLPN
  • 264 pages
  • $11.99

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