Review by Marlene Engel
Sarah’s sick of the immature high school boys that she’s used to dealing with. It isn’t until she begins a poetry class, held by a UW grad student, that she feels like she’s met a real man. A man who, when reciting poetry, is speaking directly to her. Convinced that they share the same attraction, Sarah starts using her poetry journal as a way to express her feelings for Mr. Haddings. But wanting to let him know once and for all her true feelings, she writes a poem and heads off to school to give it to him. However, after an unlikely turn of events, Sarah finds herself being airlifted to the hospital after being struck by a car. A car driven by none other than Mr. Haddings. Questioning if his interactions with Sarah could put his career in jeopardy and concerned about being arrested for the accident, Mr. Haddings goes through a mental battle with himself. Will this put his job in jeopardy? But, more importantly, will Sarah survive despite her life threatening injuries?
As a parent, the worst news you could ever get is that your child has been hurt. The way the author tells this story makes you feel like you’re living it right along with the characters. She takes you on an emotional roller coaster as not only Mr. Haddings, but also the family, deals with the aftermath of the accident.
Hit is a well written, fast read that you won’t be able to put down until you get to the last page. It’s a book I would definitely recommend!
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About the Author:
I was born and raised in Miami, Florida. I used to pretend to read before I could by carrying around Nancy Drew books and flipping through the pages. I studied ballet for ten years and was a member of the Miami Ballet Company. When I grew too tall for the profession, I turned my focus to fine art at the University of Miami. Eventually, my love for the written word yielded verse novels and board books. My fantasy novel, Firstborn, received a Kirkus Starred Review, and my board book, Bedtime Kiss for Little Fish, was named a Parents Magazine Best Children's Book. I co-founded readergirlz and readertotz. Living with my husband in the foothills of Mt. Rainier, I write, practice weapons tai chi, and watch hawks take flight.
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