Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Other Side of Quiet Book Review and Giveaway

The Other Side of Quiet

Mrs. Childs's creative writing students are expected to keep personal journals for self-expression. But when clues from a murder investigation cause police authorities to confiscate the students’ journals, writing intended to be private is no longer. Words meant to liberate now condemn. And an innocent writing project, meant to empower students, as well as rescue Mrs. Childs from her own personal tragedy, now open deep conflicts within the class.

My thoughts:

This book has it all! It has murder, mystery, tragedy and lots of teen drama, all wrapped up in journal entries. At first it was difficult to keep track of characters, since there's 10 students in the class and reading their journal entries gave a lot of back story that was hard to keep straight. However, within a few pages I was sucked into the story and enjoyed every minute of it!

What an amazing way to tell a story! I also really appreciated the fact that Mrs. Allred chose to write the journal entries using correct grammar and spelling, so that it was easier to read, rather than writing them as teens would (although she did a great job giving each person their own voice!).

I love the relationship Mrs. Childs had with her students, and how much they all (including Mrs. Childs) grew over the course of the year. What an amazing and inspirational book!


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Meet the Author

TARA C. ALLRED is an award-winning author, instructional designer, and educator. She has been recognized as a California Scholar of the Arts for Creative Writing and is a recipient of the Howey awards for Best Adult Book and Best Adult Author. She lives in Utah with her husband.

Her published works include Sanders' Starfish, Unauthored Letters, and The Other Side of Quiet.

She is also the founder of the Other Side of Quiet online creative writing group (www.othersideofquiet.net).
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Come on Tour!

Read the Reviews!!

April 6, 2015 ~ The Book Stalker

**RELEASE DATE**

April 7, 2015 ~ Debbie Denny - Character Interview

April 8, 2015 ~ A Gluten Free Journey

April 9, 2015 ~ A Madison Mom

April 10, 2015 ~ The Power of Family

April 11, 2015 ~ Book Club Sisters

April 12, 2015 ~ Steph's Reads & Reviews

April 13, 2015 ~ Espacular Aiesa

April 14, 2015 ~ Kelley Crandall - Exclusive Interview

April 15, 2015 ~ Sanity is for Those Without Children

April 16, 2015 ~ Cali's Book Reviews

April 17, 2015 ~ Amethyst Eyes - Author Interview

April 18, 2015 ~ Book Launch Event

April 19, 2015 ~ Radio Commercials Recap

April 20, 2015 ~ Deal Sharing Aunt

April 21, 2015 - Book Lover Reviews

April 22, 2015 ~ Totally Addicted to Reading

April 23, 2015 ~ Dragon Knight's Book Promotions - Book Excerpt

April 24, 2015 ~ Katie Jenkins - Interview

April 25, 2015 ~ Manic Mama of 3

April 26, 2015 ~ Tour Closes - Sum UP

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