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Lisa's Friday Reviews : Reading Across America

As I continue my journey across the country, I begin to realize to fully appreciate the beauty of our country's literary history we must allow ample time in order to completely enjoy  the talent in America. Thus, my stay in New Hampshire is taking a bit more time while I read The Virgins by Pamela Erens. Basically: I am not finished with this interesting look into the promiscuity of our youth. 

So, while you awaiting my thoughts on this particular novel, let me share my latest review for Readers Favorite.

We Were Ghosts is a disturbing story that many might not appreciate as much as this former educator. Children are more often than not forced to hide secrets of horrors that occur behind closed doors.  Home is supposed to be a sanctuary, a safe place for children, not a place to fear. I believe that We Were Ghosts to be one of the most important writings ever to be shared with the public. 

Why?  Because it is truly an accurate depiction of the dark reality faced by so many young people in our world. Humor me on this side trip to St. Theresa’s Prep School. Although not an example of New England literature, the circumstances are universal.




Some stories should never be uttered. Some are the most important words to be penned. The pain in We Were Ghosts: The Secret Life of a Survivor by Tabitha Barret is the most important story I have red n long, long time. As Alicia enters her junior year at St. Theresa’s Prep School, she is not disillusioned that this year will be any different than those in her past. But at least in school she is exempt from the cruelties that await her at home. At home she zoned out at the hands of Phil, her mother’s boyfriend. The abuse was unspeakable, especially knowing that her mother would never believe her.  Living a duel life was much easier than publicizing her secret. No one knew. Non one would ever know. No one could ever understand. Until Alicia came into contact with the bluest, most beautiful eyes she had ever seen. Of course Zack was out her league, but he didn’t seem to realize it. Drawn to one another in an unlikely match, Alicia discovers she is not the only abused teen in town. We Were Ghosts is a candid look at the hidden physical, mental, emotional abuse endured by our seemingly innocent youth.

Tabitha Barret provides inspiration and hope for recipients of physical abuse. Her resource information at the end of the story is perfect way for victims to gain hope. We Were Ghosts, though a work, of fiction is obviously a very realistic insight for teens in trouble and searching for answers. Realizing that they are not alone is part of the healing process which Barret has successfully and passionately narrated.


Until I leave New Hampshire, this is Lisa.
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