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Sunday, June 5, 2011

A Book Review: Steps to Courage

Three young lives are tied together in this debut novel, Steps to Courage, by Sandra Stiles. Plagued with scars, Lucas, Mark and Trina, must battle their own pasts. Little do they know that the past is not all they will have to deal with on that fateful day of 9/11/2001.

Written in third person, Stiles fills us in the background of each youth, as well as their reasons for being in New York City on this day. For those who remember the horror that unfolded in New York, Pennsylvania and D.C, the book will capture many of those events, painting them with realistic emotions. In spite of unfavorable circumstances, the three friends reinvent their lives, seeking hope and happiness.

Recommended for young adults, especially girls.

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