Introducing Rajdeep Paulus and her debut Swimming Through Clouds
When a high school cell phone disruption forces a classroom ban, the words on a Post-it note spark a sticky romance between two unlikely friends. Transfer student Talia Vanderbilt has one goal at her new school: to blend in with the walls. Lagan Desai, basketball captain and mathlete, would do just about anything to befriend the new girl. One Post-it note at a time, Lagan persuades Talia to peel back her heart, revealing her treasure chest of pain—an absent mother, a bedridden brother, and an abusive father. In a world where hurt is inevitable, the two teens search for a safe place to weather the storms of life. Together.
Rajdeep’s book is powerful. It’s one of those that leaves you heartbroken and wondering if it’s possible that people live in such extreme abuse situations. In graduate school, I volunteered for a program that helped women and children leave their abusers and I know, from that experience, that there are unspeakable things happening in some homes in this nation. And the answers are never clear–escape is not a given
He commits to one year in an orphanage that needs him more than he ever dreamed. Thousands of miles from Meg and the new punk who has fallen for her, and absent from the ranch that’s in his blood, Henry Whitmire finds out what it means to trust. When you’re so far from home, it’s terrifying to realize you’re not who you thought. But the perfect glass of calamity makes the best mirror.
I was given an ARC for an honest review
Oh Sniff Sniff.Laura Anderson Kurk has done it again.She has written an amazing sequel to Glass Girl.In Perfect Glass we are able to continue the story of Meg and Henry,But what happens when Henry is halfway across the country and things don't feel so perfect?Im not one to give spoilers so this review will not hold any.Sorry everyone!Laura shows us that its okay to trust someone and shows us how Henry and Meg conquer it.I absolutely loved this story.Im in love with Meg and Henry.The ending was squeal worthy and could totally use a novella to finish it up and make me a super duper happy camper.Reading Laura's stories make me so happy.They make me believe in true love.They are a great,clean romance and well the books speak for themselves.I highly suggest reading Glass Girl and then following up with Perfect Glass.Laura,You must keep writing.I am cheering you on!You have talent and it must be used!I look forward to your next work with bated breath!
Here’s the cool part–Rajdeep and Laura have worked hard to create puzzle reveals for both books. At each stop on the tour, you will be given another clue to help you figure out something Lagan wants to say to Talia, and something Henry wants to say to Meg. For Perfect Glass you’ll see “Today’s Secret Letter” clues, and for Swimming Through Clouds, you’ll see pieces of a Post-It note that will come together on the last day of the tour.