Monday, October 28, 2019

NOT GUILTY BY C LEE MCKENZIE

Welcome to a new week. And do I have a treat for you. Have you read C Lee McKenzie's latest YA novel, NOT GUILTY? Yes. Great. No? What are you waiting for?  Here are my thoughts to maybe let you see what you're missing. (If you've already read the story, good for you.)




A Great Cover!




NOT GUILTY


By C. Lee McKenzie




Have you ever been accused of something that you didn’t do? How did you prove your innocence? Or did you? C. Lee McKenzie's latest novel, NOT GUILTY, deals with a situation
that tears a family apart and almost destroys a young man's life.

Take a lie, a broken heart, and a mystery and you have a world spinning out of control.  Devon Carlyle has a dream. His chances are looking good to make his dream come true, until the unthinkable happens. Instead of the prospects of a basketball scholarship he ends up in Juvenile Hall, although he’s innocent of the crime he's charged with. Can Devon find a way to prove he’s not guilty? Or will he always be remembered as the boy that almost killed another boy, as well as losing his friends and the scholarship?

Devon’s story touched my heart. He isn’t perfect. Who is? He has a temper that adds to his trouble. Then there’s the girl problem that he doesn’t need at this particular time in his life. Can matters get any worse?

C. Lee McKenzie’s characters seem real, like the kids you might meet in you own town. They make mistakes. They laugh. They fight. They love.  And I so wanted the guilty party to get what he deserved. Does he? You’ll find out when you read NOT GUILTY. I recommend NOT GUILTY for your private library and also for high school and public libraries. So, pick up a copy and  see how Devon's story ends. Happy Reading! 


And here's where you can find NOT GUILTY.



20 comments:

  1. This one really touched my heart too. So excited for Lee.

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    1. Lee has that magic touch, Natalie. I've enjoyed all of her novels.

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    1. Intriguing is a good description, Karin. A great story.

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    1. Lee just keeps getting better and better, in my opinion, Diane.

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  4. Congrats, Lee. Making the characters seem real sure leaves a book a winner indeed.

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    1. And Lee is very good at developing her characters, Pat.

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  5. Its awesome that we have a blog community that supports each other's writing.

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    1. That is one of the wonderful things about authors, Powdered Toast Man. They are so helpful to others. Like a big family. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. A great book deserves the best review you have given it Beverly. Will certainly get a copy.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Yvonne. Lee's story is so touching. I worried about Devon, as though he were my own son. What happened to him affected so many others too. I think you'll enjoy reading the story.

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  7. Congratulations to Lee! The story sounds intriguing and I like the cover.

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    1. It is a story that kept my attention, Nas. Never a dull moment.

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  8. Great description of the story. I, too, recommend reading it. The reality of the situation, the characters with all their flaws made this book come alive for me. Lee did a great job.

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    1. Yes, Diane, while I was reading I kept thinking this seems so real. Couldn't put it down.

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  9. So excited to see Lee here. I love her writing. I can't wait to check out Not Guilty. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. It is a great story, Jess. May make you shed a tear or two.

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