Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Silhouetted by the Blue

Serena Shaw has never been so stressed, and life seems to be getting more complicated every day.  Her family is still struggling to move on with life since her mother's death over a year ago, but her father is getting worse instead of better.  He has always gone through "blue" times, but he hasn't showered in weeks, and he barely seems awake even when he's out of bed.

She wanted more than anything to get the lead in the school musical, but now her involvement in the play is creating more problems.  Not only does she have to add play practice to already towering stack of responsibilities, but the play has to be perfect in order to win a grant for the school or the drama program will be cut.

It doesn't seem possible to take care of her little brother, do the shopping, clean the house, do the laundry, pass her classes, and keep up with the play.  Add her increasing worry about her father, and you can forget about being a normal girl like figuring out her friends and the little flutter she gets in her stomach when Elijah talks to her.

Serena desperately wants her father to step up, but things are just getting desperate with no one to be the adult.

Visit author, Traci L. Jones's website to find out more about her and her inspiration for writing.

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