The War Blog
By Glen Sobey
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Published: December 2018
Genre: YA Realistic Fiction, YA General, YA Contemporary
Formats Available For Review: pdf, mobi, epub
Crystal Rose, a 17-year-old high school junior, and her younger brother were abandoned by their drug-addicted mother fifteen years ago in an Alaskan Native village, an event which Crystal resented for years. However, when she learns that her mother was raped in high school, Crystal declares war against a society which reduces girls to their looks, forcing them to feel worthless without the approval of guys.
While living in a small Alaskan town, she starts The War Blog website, along with her best friend and crush Kato—a brilliant Native boy—attacking everything promoting female objectification and offering ways to fight back, all supplemented by her original songs. Crystal rises from nothing in the wilds of Alaska to become a champion for change, risking her life against men who would force her to keep silent. She faces her parents’ abusive past and fights for a better world.
Praise for The War Blog:
“Sobey, a resident of rural Alaska, portrays Crystal’s (a teenager) world with an insider’s perspective, vividly depicting the environment and traditions.” -KIRKUS REVIEWS
“If you are a teen or a parent of a teen, this is a book you will find enlightening.” -Authors Reading
“It’s a brave, uncompromising read bent on bettering our communities.” -Readers’ Favorite
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