Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A LOVE THAT DISTURBS REVIEW and GIVEAWAY FROM DANCING LEMUR PRESS

Welcome Wednesday. The end of June is near. A new month begins. Today, I have a review of a book that will touch your heart, Medeia Sharif's latest novel for young adult readers, A LOVE THAT DISTURBS. And yes, it will give you a lot to think about.



A LOVE THAT DISTURBS Review

By Medeia Sharif


Sometimes people find themselves in situations that they want out of, but circumstances prevent them from changing. What if they reach a point where they can’t go on with their lives the way they are, however? Do they risk losing family and friends by taking a chance at happiness or do they give in to pressure and continue living their unhappy lives?

In A LOVE THAT DISTURBS, Author Medeia Sharif’s latest novel for young adult readers, Haydee Gomez wants to get away from her pimp Rafe and just live a normal life, going to school like other girls and making friends. Maysa Mazaria, taunted for being a Muslim, wants to fall in love and not be married to a man of her mother’s choice. Then the girls make a discovery that has repercussions they never could have imagined.

Medeia Sharif has written a tender story that will touch your heart and perhaps even make you angry. Haydee and Maysa are such realistic characters, I kept thinking, is this really happening to teens in America? Do they face such challenges in their lives today? Are people as hateful and mean, yes mean, as some of the girls are that claim to be Maysa’s friend?

The author touches on controversial subjects in a gentle way that helped me understand other cultures better. A LOVE THAT DISTURBS would make a great addition to high school libraries, public libraries and you own library. I imagine many young people can relate to the challenge the girls have to deal with. Recommended.

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I also want the last post of June to be fun, so how about a new giveaway. Yes, my publisher, Dancing Lemur Press, is having a giveaway through the month of July. The only condition is the winner(s) must reside in the U. S. A. It sounds like fun. Details on Monday, July 4th, which is also a holiday.

Let me leave you with some pictures of June.


Baby Fly Catchers on the electric meter reader.
They've flown away now, and mother bird is sitting on more eggs.
 
 
A Cecropia Moth on our patio door. Isn't it gorgeous?
 
Have a nice holiday.


20 comments:

  1. Medeia will like that review.
    One cool looking moth!
    The giveaway is a cool idea.

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    1. Medeia's story is one that hits on a lot of truths, I think, Alex. Yeah, I'm looking forward to the giveaway.

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  2. What a wonderful book and I praise Medeia for an excelent write. Your review was also good to read.
    Life is full of situations we would like to change at times but for some reason can't. That I can relate to.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Medeia has a special touch to her writing that brings the characters to life, Yvonne. I know you can relate. Have a good day.

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  3. Making characters one can relate to is grand indeed. The cats must love the bird view or at least the chirping.

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    1. You're right, Pat, and Medeia is good at doing so. Yeah, Patches would catch the birds if she could. Tiger, Mr. Cool, doesn't pay a lot of attention to them.

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  4. Great review! And I love the pictures. I miss my baby birds.

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    1. Thanks, Kelly. It is fun to see the baby birds. These were gone the morning after I took this picture.

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  5. Good review, thanks for the intro to this book.

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    1. You're very welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Wow, great review! I'm definitely interested in reading. Love the title!

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    1. Thanks, Karin. I think the book really fits into today's world.

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  7. I can't wait to read A Love That Disturbs. Too many books to read!

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    1. I know, Stephanie. Just as I think I'm about to catch up on my reading, new books come out and I just have to read them. Is there no end?

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  8. I have been seeing Medeia's book everywhere. It sounds very touching and powerful. Great to read your review!

    Love the pictures of the birds and moth. Look at those details! :)
    ~Jess

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    1. She does get around, Jess. The book is one that will stay in my memory for a while because it's so realistic about what's happening in today's world.
      I love nature and am so happy when I get a good picture.

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  9. Congrats to Medeia and her new book! I loved the June pics. We have birds who're always roosting on our balconies or windowsills. Unfortunately, the momma birds (pigeons) often leave and don't come back to feed the young. We've had to get rid of a bunch of dead baby birds and nests, and no amount of "bird-proofing" the balconies or sills seems to work to keep them off. One even made a nest in the two inches of space beneath some shelving. One night, I stepped onto the balcony and apparently startled her, and she flew out and right into me. Scared the pants off me! lol

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    1. Those mean momma birds. This little fly catcher is either sitting on the nest or bringing food, or hanging out nearby. The pigeons may not be that motherly here either. I don't know where their nests are. Oh, that would be scary. Glad you're okay.

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  10. I love the pics. I have a moth hanging on my front door. Thank you for reading and reviewing my book.

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  11. Congratulations to Medeia and her latest book!

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