August 15, 2019

#BookReview for Time Bomb by @charbonneau @HMHTeen


Synopsis: A congressman's daughter who has to be perfect. 

A star quarterback with a secret. 

A guy who's tired of being ignored. 

A clarinet player who's done trying to fit in. 

An orphaned rebel who wants to teach someone a lesson. 

A guy who wants people to see him, not his religion.

They couldn't be more different, but before the morning's over, they'll all be trapped in a school that's been rocked by a bombing. 





When they hear that someone inside is the bomber, they'll also be looking to one another for answers. 


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About the Author:  Joelle Charbonneau began telling stories as an opera singer, but these days she finds her voice through writing. She lives near Chicago with her husband and son, and when she isn’t writing, she works as an acting and vocal coach.
www.joellecharbonneau.com
Twitter: @jcharbonneau
Instagram: @joellejcharbonneau

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
My Review:  
When I started this one and seen how many POVs there were I was so scared that I was going to be so confused. But I learned early on that that wasn’t going too be the case. This story about a school bombing stayed true to each character and ended not as I expected. 

It has some major twists and and a final outcome that blew me away (bad choice of words). I enjoyed how each character was facing their own trauma and hardship and that you got to spend a little time with each one. It game this story that edge that a lot of stories don’t have.  

I was really hoping that Cass was going to end up with a certain football player but that just was not the case.  I think that the author did something that most do not.  She stayed true to how each character was brought up. And as for Frankie he doesn't look back, because that is just not who he is. So my feelings of them two falling for each other were dashed and that made me sad.  But it worked very well for this story.  That in the eye of tragedy people want to forget.  

Each character in this one was amazing. We learned about what made them tick (another bad choice of words) and were given a little bit about each one before the explosions started.  The cast of characters were so vast in this one.  There was a girl who thought she needed to be perfect for her Senator Father, a boy that was gay and his mom couldn't come to terms with it, there was another girl that was so sad and was going to end her life (this one hit home hard), another one that was Muslim and was not exactly ashamed of his faith but he felt like he needed to fit in,  Another one that had lost his mom to cancer (that one hit home hard as well), and one more that wasn't sure if he was gay or not.  I don't think I am forgetting anyone.  

Overall this was one book that will make you open your eyes to the people around you.  That just because someone is muslim or they wear a head scarf etc.  that they are bad people.  If your child comes out as bisexual, gay, or whatever, you should accept that as they are and love them no matter what.  If you are feeling like the world is crashing down around you seek help.  I know that might be hard to get out of. Trust me!! I KNOW!! But there is always someone you can at least talk to, to get what you're feeling off your chest.   



Go Into This One Knowing: School Bombing, LGBT, Attempted Suicide, Death of a Parent from Cancer 







"A keenly crafted thriller."-Kirkus review

"Featuring multiple perspectives, this riveting thriller explores the power of prejudice and assumptions through the lens of school violence."-School Library Journal

"A powerful page-turner that doesn’t let up until its explosive finale."-Publishers Weekly

"A thriller with a human heart that will have readers holding their breath."--Booklist










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