The Bird with the Broken Wing

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The Bird with the Broken Wing

Ben is a soldier who cannot remember anything about his life. Rachel is his friend, a young girl that motivates him to talk about what is going on in his head during the group meetings that she runs. Jet is a teenager, fed up with her parents she decides to take her own life, only to wake up in what she thinks is a rehabilitation center. She is immediately drawn to Ben and through interactions with him, she starts to be the inspirations that unlocks his repressed memories.

I really enjoyed the twists and turns of this YA novel. It started out as a teen story of depression and addiction issues and started to bring out a fun paranormal storyline that included angels and monsters. The story hops from each of the three main characters points of view, which I liked because I was able to see full dimensions of each character. I could feel with them and take the journey alongside them, knowing exactly what each one was thinking.

I give this book 3.5 stars, it was an excellent effort and storyline, however I really felt like there could have just been more. At points it felt a little choppy and rushed in some parts. However I still recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a paranormal story with real teen issues

Book Blurb for The Bird with the Broken Wing

Rachael is a guardian angel who finds herself trapped in Purgatory with Ben Taylor, a young soldier she was assigned to watch over. She knows the terrible secret that's keeping him trapped in limbo, but can't understand why she got dragged into Purgatory with him when he died. Desperate to set his soul free, Rachael uses counselling sessions to guide Ben into a state of self discovery. Yet it's been ten years now, and they're both still trapped in limbo. It's not until the appearance of a feisty teenager, Jet Jones, that Rachael comes to understand how her attempts to get Ben to unleash his dark secret have unleashed one of her own. And this secret is bad news for angels, like herself, who have made a terrible mistake.

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2013 3.50