Freedom Road – Book Review
There are two things that always draw my attention to a book: a beautiful cover and a strong opening. T.M. Souders’ latest novel, Freedom Road, has both.
From the moment I read the opening lines of her book, I was hooked.
Two days. That’s the length of a hospital stay after your father lops your finger off with a kitchen knife.
These two short sentences introduce us to the protagonist and antagonist of our story – Samantha Becker and her father – and set the stage for the battles to come.
Samantha is an 18-year old high school senior from a highly dysfunctional family. She is also a gifted guitarist who dreams of attending Julliard and studying classical guitar. The only things that have made life with her alcoholic mother and her overbearing father tolerable are her music and her dreams.
Secretly, Samantha has been practicing her guitar and preparing to audition with Julliard. But now – due to the “accidental” slip of her father’s knife – Samantha’s dreams are in jeopardy due to the loss of her fretting finger.
Will Samantha give up on her dreams or find a way to re-learn the guitar in spite of her permanent injury? How will she handle the people around her – many who are more interested in what she can do for them than in her own best interests?
Freedom Road chronicles Samantha’s struggles – and victories – in the aftermath of her accident. It’s a moving, heart-wrenching, and heart-warming journey from a talented writer that you won’t want to miss!
Freedom Road – Awards
Congratulations to T.M. Souders and Freedom Road for winning these three distinguished awards:
- Finalist, USA Book Awards, Young Adult Fiction, 2012
- Finalist, Next Generation Indie Awards, Young Adult Fiction, 2013
- Second Place/Quarter-Finalist in the YA category of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards
About T.M. Souders
T.M. Souders was born in Johnstown, PA and grew up in the suburbs outside of Pittsburgh. She graduated in 2004, from Youngstown State University, with a degree in Psychology and minor in Women’s Studies.
T.M. is the author of bestselling women’s fiction novel, Waiting on Hope, as well as the novelette Dashing Through The Snow, and the newly released YA/crossover, Freedom Road – an award-winning finalist in the USA Best Book Awards, YA Fiction.
T.M. is also the founder of The Serious Reader, a site dedicated to connecting with readers, one book at a time and WorldWind Virtual Book Tours. She currently lives in rural Ohio with her husband and children.
For More Information:
- Visit T.M.’s Website.
- Follow the Freedom Road Book Tour .
- Connect with T.M. on Twitter or Facebook.
- Visit Amazon.
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Freedom Road – Giveaway
T.M. Souders is hosting a giveaway for a Freedom Road Gift Pack. The giveaway ends on July 31, 2013 so enter today!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author to review. I was not compensated or required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
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