How would you like to get your young adult enthralled with reading? Here’s your chance! Rising Tide will grab the reader interest immediately with a scenario confronting so many young people today. Peer cruelty and unabashed bullying. Initially brought to mind the closing chapters of Stephen King’s Carrie. The pain and humiliation of this behavior is heartbreaking, and Claudette Melanson expertly puts these feelings into words.

Maura, the lead character, protective of her emotionally distant mother, suddenly finds herself infatuated with a fellow student. The blossoming romance parallels metamorphic changes that both frighten and intrigue. No spoilers, just bring this wonderful story to the attention of a YA and they will begin a wonderful journey. Not only of this story, but of loving to read. I can’t wait for the sequels!



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