Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Talent by B. Lynn Goodwin Review

Title: Talent
Author: B. Lynn Goodwin
Genre: young adult
Publisher: Eternal Press
Publication Date: November 1 2015
Paperback:  284 pages (also available in ebook format)
Fifteen-and-half-year-old Sandee Mason wants to find her talent, get her driver's license, and stop living in the shadow of her big brother, Bri, who disappeared while serving in Afghanistan.
She discovers that real life doesn’t have a script as she deals with loss, the manipulation of Bri’s best friend, her burning ambition to find her talent and figure out what happened to Bri, and unexpected bits of joy that pop up when she least expects them.

About the Author:
B. Lynn Goodwin is the owner of Writer Advice, http://www., and the author of You Want Me to Do WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers. She’s been published in local and regional newspapers, plus numerous magazines, anthologies, and online journals. A former drama and English teacher, she now conducts writing workshops, writes book reviews, edits, coaches writers, and is currently working on a second book about Sandee Mason’s adventures and a memoir about getting married for the first time at age 62 to a two-time widower who she met on…gulp…Craigslist. She lives with her husband, Richard, and her dog, Eddie McPuppers, in Northern California.
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My Review:
This was an interesting story for me. I thought that it was different for a young adult novel to deal with the real issues of war that real young adults are facing today. The idea of talent was also important for me. In today's society talent means different things then it did when I was young. When the author had talent come through at random times I thought that this was a great lesson for readers to learn. Talent comes from who you are and yes some talent is from what you can do physically and mentally, but some talent comes from within. I give this book a 4/5. I was given this book a review and these are my opinions. .


  1. Thanks so much for this review. I hope you'll post it on Amazon. Maybe you have since I last checked there.

    Writer Advice Managing Editor,
    Author of YOU WANT ME TO DO WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers & Author of TALENT

  2. P.S. Are you doing a giveaway? How do people enter it?