Story: Seven years ago, an innocent act by Rowan Slone turned her life into a nightmare. Since the age of ten she’s lived with the burden of her baby brother’s death. Now she is seventeen and all she wants to do is graduate high school, go to college, and escape the loveless family she has endured all these years—the same family that holds her responsible for his death. But no one holds her responsible more than herself. When long-time crush Mike Anderson invites her to the Prom, suddenly her future looks brighter. Rowan’s younger sister, Trina, however, is determined to ruin her new-found happiness, no matter the cost. And when Rowan discovers her mother’s long-held secret, she finds herself teetering on the edge of an abyss. Can Rowan find the strength to move toward the future or is she doomed to dwell in the past?
Our Review: 5 out of 5 overcoming stars
Review: This book was gripping from the first page to the last. Rowan goes through so much your heart can’t help but break for her as it also cheers for her. Tracy does an incredible job bringing a spotlight to many issues teens have out there in the real word. One of them being cutting. So many teens deal with this issue. A Life, Redefined does a great job showing there’s hope and help to get through it. We love how Rowan doesn’t just give up and let things happen to her. She fights through her struggles, which trust us there are many, to better her life in a way. As serious as this book is there were times we actually laughed and smiled. Rowan was so realistic many times we wanted to grab her and giver her a hug. Tracy is an amazing writer, who will have you feeling every emotion in the book as you read it. This is a compelling story you will not want to put down. The surprise at the ends tells us there might be a sequel and we can’t wait.
So grab a box of tissues and read A Life, Redefined