Thursday 6 September 2012

You Can't Shatter Me

Blurb:Sixteen year old Carly wants to write her own life and cast herself as a superhero, but the story gets out of control when she stands up to a bully and he turns on her. His increasing harassment forces her to deal with flying hooks, giant thistles, deadly dragons and a suffocating closet. Dylan, a karate-trained nerd who supports her stand against the bully, turns out to be a secret admirer, and while he struggles to control his inner caveman, Carly searches for her own way to stop the bully. An old hippie shows her an inner magic that’s supposed to make her invincible, but will Carly learn to use it before Dylan resorts to violence?

This heart-warming story will inspire and empower teens and adults alike. As well as providing real solutions for the bullying issue, the unique magical realism style provides an exciting and unusual fantasy element.

My Review: From the first page this book appealed to me, bulling is a real problem these days and I for one think that more people need to speak up about it. You Can't Shatter me is the way in which the author tells the world about this problem, it is a wonderful package of fantasy and cruel reality. Unfortunately for some of those being bullied you don't have Carly's power but you do have the power to tell someone so don't be afraid to.

Over all this was a well written well put together piece of YA fiction and I for one look forward to reading more from this author.

Rosa's Rating 5/5

Purchase links


Kindle: Amazon
Epub files for Nook, Kobo, Sony etc: Catapult Press
Files for all devices: Smashwords


Available through all major bookstores world wide from mid August.

Goodreads page

Author Bio

Tahlia writes magical realism and urban fantasy for young adults & adults. She likes stories that are inspiring & empowering and that question the nature of reality, mind and perception. She is an avid reader, an extremely casual high school teacher, an occasional mask-makerand has studied philosophy & meditation for many years. After scripting and performing in Visual Theatre shows for 20 years, she is now a bone-fide expatriate of the performing arts. She lives in an Australian rainforest, is married with a teenage daughter and loves cats, but she doesn’t have one because they eat native birds.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the review, Rosa. Actually everyone has the same power as Carly, we just don't think we do. It's the power of love and compassion.

Anonymous said...

I guess you're right! thanks for letting me read your wonderful book

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