Love, Justice (#01 in Beautiful Lives Series)
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About "Love, Justice (#01 in Beautiful Lives Series)"
Justice has grown up with a father who couldn?t settle down. He left his family to pursue travel and relationships around the world. Each partner seems to get younger. Since she was four years old, it's just been her, her mum and brother. Justice has a strong sense of injustice in the world and often gets frustrated that she can?t do anything significant. Her letters to her sponsor child in Rwanda and her commitment to him have been great but she wants to do so much more. She wants to make a difference, to work for world peace, end poverty and bring justice to the fore. Just when she is figuring some things out and becoming involved in the peace movement, her father returns. He brings with him a young woman who is now supposed to be a part of their family. He expects them all to accept the situation and has no idea of the consequences this will bring to them all. Sometimes life isn?t fair but we have to find a way to do the right thing.
Meet the Author
After many years as an experienced and respected secondary school educator, Elaine began writing for young women. She sees the need to teach young people to have resilience, confidence and a strong sense of purpose. Her husband, Steve is a photographer and they both spend significant time traveling the world gaining inspiration. Elaine also works for Transform Cambodia as an educational consultant. The role involves travel to Cambodia and the training of teachers. Elaine has published two non-fiction books: Beautiful: beauty tips for the soul and Too Beautiful: more beauty tips for the soul. Her first young adult novel, Perfect Mercy, was released in 2012. You can find out more about Elaine at www.beautifulbooks.co
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Love, Justice is a well written story that will particularly appeal to girls, who will be familiar with the battles Justice faces with some of her fellow students. I thought Justice was written realistically but I had to admit that she annoyed me at the start as she was doing a lot of whining. However, that wasn't unrealistic for a teenager, and as she gradually found her place and her calling I liked her better. I also enjoyed the conflicts that this story put in her path and what she did to overcome them. Her dad's behaviour made me want to shake him! It also made me love her mother for dealing with all that the way she did. The book does have a Christian message but it is not overwhelming, although it does increase a little as the book goes on.
This is an excellent Young Adult novel with some close examinations of topical teen issues, including: social justice; infatuation with fashion; bullying; self-image. Elaine Fraser has created some great characters with whom the reader can connect, and takes them through a drama that yields a dash of romance, as well as plenty of emotional engagement. A number of typographical errors but nothing that will spoil the story for you.