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Friday, May 27, 2016

Faithful by Alice Hoffman

Shelby is your average teenage girl, driving her mother nuts with her behaviour. One tragedy, just one bad judgement call and Shelby's life is changed. Not just hers but the entire family has to live with her changed personality.

Shelby has no self worth, does not want to live, ends up in a psychiatric hospital and there is no hope at all for the future. Her mother however believes that there is some way Shelby can be redeemed and be made alive again.

The story of survival, belief and family love overwhelm in this story. Other than your nearest and dearest no one is ever going to have faith that you will overcome the greatest obstacles and odds that life has put in your way. To come back to living needs enormous amounts of willpower, love and support. You cannot do it alone and Shelby's story is one of survival.

A very emotional read for any mother who has undergone nail biting tension as to where your teenager daughter or son is and what they are upto, this is for you.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review courtesy of Simon & Schuster.


  1. Hmm I like this from your description, like it when the main character has to fight hard to survive.

  2. I'm anxious to try this one. Thanks for sharing