This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Trevor Otieno for Readers' Favorite
Self-harm, suicide, violence, and racism are some of the most prevalent issues in our society, so it is admirable that C.M. North took the time to include these in his book. Two sets of people in their early teens from two separate decades are the subjects of The Broken. It concerns Drew trying to establish a band in the now and Malcolm and his band which started in the past. The story follows Malcolm and his buddies as they attempt to become successful as a band and as they descend into a life of crime after being accused of inciting a teenager to shoot his friend and the friend’s father. It goes on to detail the problems that Drew faces as a gay youngster who, strangely, discovers Malcolm as his music teacher. Get a copy of this book for more details on the course of events.
I thoroughly enjoyed The Broken. Along with the other topics I mentioned, it does tackle serious issues, including drug addiction, murder, parental abuse, and LGBTQ concerns. C. M. North has a strong understanding of friendships and homosexuality among young people and the prejudice surrounding them. His writing genuinely impressed me and also contains intriguing examples of love and romance, which contributed to drawing me into the book. Many of the subjects covered left me feeling as though I had a new perspective on how to view the world. A big thumbs-up to the author for his efforts in addressing an eclectic mix of societal ills, in addition to his work’s outstanding quality. Everyone should read this book, except for children, because it contains some graphic content.