Life on Hold

Young Adult - Action
191 Pages
Reviewed on 05/22/2012
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Author Biography

When Beverly Stowe McClure was a child, she hated to read. She hated to write. Instead, she preferred to listen to fairy tales told on the radio and play with her dolls. Then she grew up, had children, and became a teacher. She also discovered what she'd been missing: reading was fun. Now she reads most every day. She also writes.

Beverly's articles for children have been published in leading children's magazines, such as Humpb Dumpty, Jack and Jill, Focus on the Family Clubhouse Jr., Ladybug, and others.

She has eight novels published, four for young adults, one for tweens, and two for young readers, along with a story in Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Now retired, Beverly lives in the country with her husband, two cats that adopted her, and a variety of willd critters that stop by for a handout.

Life is good.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Joy Hannabass for Readers' Favorite

It is summertime and life is good in the Gibson household, or so they all thought. But it all came tumbling down when sixteen year-old Myra Gibson found a paper about an adoption. Her adoption. Is this some kind of a joke or something? Surely not Myra’s almost perfect mom, the TV anchorwomen. But Myra is soon to discover that mom had secrets from her past. Secrets at the tone of a pregnancy, then a baby, but minus a dad. Mom wasn’t so happy about her secret being found out, but did she have her reasons? And what about Myra’s dad, or the guy she had called dad all of these years? Wow, Beverly McClure surely gives a clear and definite answer to all of the questions out there about a real father vs. a biological father. When Myra finds out that Neil is not her biological father, she strikes out to find her real dad. This could be a good or not so good finding, especially because of the way her mom and Neil are acting.

This is an awesome book for anyone to read who has a father who is not their biological father. Neil was wonderful in how he handled the situation, leaving no doubt his love for Myra. And of course I would like to comment more on that, but it would be spoilers, so I will let you find out for yourself. Beverly McClure has written an awesome story here about adoption, a story that is so needed for children of any age. I strongly encourage you to buy a copy to read for yourself. This book is great even for someone who is not adopted because it helps one understand the feeling of the adopted person. This is a book well worth your time and money!