Monday, January 13, 2014

Broken Melody Book Review

Broken MelodyBroken Melody by Trudy Adams
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Details: Danae was forced into the foster system at such a young age that she has no memories of her mother. As she gets older life gets harder, as her foster family break her down to nothing at all. Living in fear, broken and torn between staying invisible and learning to trust friends, teachers, and God. Does He really love her, can He help her change her life? Will she be able to change herself or her life, or will she be trapped in this nightmare forever?

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author via Book Crash, in exchange for an honest, non biased review. My opinions are my own and I only recommend books that I have personally read.

My Review: WOW! This is the most touching, incredible story I have read in a very long time. I got it 2 months ago, but didn't have time to read it until now, and I read it in one day. It was too good to put down for long periods of time. Every character in this book is so realistic its almost like it was based off a true family. I love that its an Australian based book and author. I love the language! All the friends who worked so hard to help Danae with her secret dreams, what an great group of friends for anyone to have.
This is a very inspirational book, great for youth dealing with dysfunctional family life, or abusive parents, or youth wanting to know what a real friend is.  As Danae does what she feels she must, she comes to learn that family means Love, that God is real, that faith is what happens when you have no control over anything, but you still believe in something good.  That the truth will always come out in the end, and that a natural talent is something beautiful and worth fighting for.  Danae's relationship with Kirra-lea is so precious, and how they take care of each other while trying to stay safe and stay away from both their "Mum" and "Dad" foster parents.

Finding something to help with any situation that brings joy and happiness to one's self and to others is usually the best kind of therapy anyone can have.  Whether is it beautiful music like Danae discovered, or painting, quilting, singing, sculpture.  There is something out there for everyone to share with the world to help make it a better place, we just have to turn to God and find it.  This something is more than a hobby, more than a talent, but a God given gift to bless lives around us.

Pros: well written, amazing story plot line, realistic characters

Cons: none

My Rating: THUMBS UP!


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38 comments:

  1. I feel blessed every day by the warm and loving foster mom that I had as a child. Books like this always reinforce that sentiment, but always intrigue me and make me want to read them.

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    1. I'm so glad you had a great Foster mom! The world needs more loving parents.

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  2. You certainly sold me on the book with your review. If you could hardly put it down, that says a lot!

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    1. It was amazing! You'll love it, especially the surprise ending.

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  3. I am going to pass this onto my wife.. she is really into books like this.

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  4. WOW! This is the most touching, incredible story I have read in a very long time. I got it 2 months ago, but didn't have time to read it until now, and I read it in one day. It was too good to put down for long periods of time. Every character in this book is so realistic its almost like it was based off a true family. I love that its an Australian based book and author. I love the language! All the friends who worked so hard to help Danea with her secret dreams.
    This is a very inspirational book, great for youth dealing with dysfunctional family life, or abusive parents.

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    1. Um...why did you copy and paste what I said? If you want to leave a comment, then leave a real one please.

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  5. Your referral means a lot. I like to buy books from people I know that loved them. Thanks for sharing this, I will have a look at it.

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    1. Thanks, that means a lot to me. I have a huge passion for books.

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  6. That sounds like a very interesting book. Is it fiction or based on a true story?? I love books about discovering your faith. I just wish so many of them didn't result from hard times!

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    1. Fiction based, but it could be true for some one.

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  7. This sounds like a great book to curl up on the couch with. Thanks for the great review.

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    1. Or to curl up in bed when your husband is our of town, or you just need some you time :)

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  8. Sounds like a good book and definitely a great review. If you can't put it down, then it makes me want to find out why!

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    1. Topics like this are so important to me. Even though I don't really relate, I love these books because the author gives you passion!

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  9. It's always wonderful to read a great book. I'm a happy ending sort of person and it sounds like this one was terrific!

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  10. Sounds like a great book. I clicked to the link and now I'm looking to see how much it would cost me on Amazon. I definitely need to put it in my to read list.

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  11. This book sounds really sad! My parents do foster care and it's a really tough situation for everyone involved.

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  12. I love your thumbs up graphic! And I'm an avid reader, and go thru books quickly. Now I have another to try. Thanks!

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  13. Sounds like a great book that I could get into. My mom worked for the state for a long time dealing with foster children. Some of the stories she would tell me about these kids were SO sad. And what's worse is that these stories were real, not just fiction out of a book.

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    1. I wish those stories weren't real. Its very sad.

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  14. What a great review! Loved it and purchased it for my kindle. Keep the good work. Your review made me want to read it so much.

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    1. Well thanks, I really do think my passion is reading books and writing reviews.

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  15. Looks like a great book. I will definitely have to put this on my long book list of books. Sadly, I dont get as much time to read as I did pre children. :(

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    1. I find that my reading comes and goes depending on when I get time.

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  16. This sounds like a great read! I feel like I never have much time to read but I think I'll have to make time for this one! Thanks for sharing!

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  17. This sounds like such an amazing book. I need to check it out!

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  18. I love books that make me feel inspired. I don't have much time to read either, but will definitely keep this one in mind!

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  19. I like touching books. Your review sounds like the book is worth reading.

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