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Finding True North av Dianne Beck

Finding True North (utgåvan 2022)

av Dianne Beck (Författare)

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Titel:Finding True North
Författare:Dianne Beck (Författare)
Info:Acorn Publishing (2022), 291 pages
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Finding True North av Dianne Beck

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Finding True North by Dianne Beck is a work of Young Adult fiction. The story, set in the 1970s, centers around a 14-year-old girl named North Carolina Simon and her family. Being a teenager is enough for anyone, but North has to deal with more than most. Her father is a hoarder. Her mother is an eccentric artist. Her older sister deals with an autism diagnosis.

An embarrassing middle school incident causes her to change her name and personality when she enters high school. Dianne Beck does a wonderful job illustrating the heartache of growing up. She also illustrates how finding our true north allows North to embrace her name and family and discover what is truly important.

I loved how her real friends stood by her even when she did not particularly stand by them. Her sister’s disappearance and then discovery allow this family to grow and discover what matters.

So, if you want a wonderful Young Adult book, check out Finding True North by Dianne Beck. I definitely recommend it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book, but this in no way influenced my review. All opinions are my own. ( )
  PattiP1992 | Sep 23, 2023 |
This is a wonderfully written narrative made up of rich, well-rounded characters, a gripping plot, and a motivational message. It's entertaining to read, and the references to the '70s made me smile.

The reader's interest will be immediately piqued by this tale, characters and setting. This is a sweet coming-of-age story with a natural spiritual thread. It’s a time when seeking acceptance and blending in are key goals, this message of acceptance is excellent. Accepting oneself, others, and one's circumstances can be challenging.

Disclosure Material Connection: I requested and received a copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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  norastlaurent | Sep 22, 2023 |
Finding True North, by Dianne Beck is a powerful story of a teen age girl growing up with a hoarding father who can't hold down a job. This is a nicely written story that deals with the delicate subject of hoarding and how it affects not only the hoarder, but also their family. It also shows how autism affect the family. This great story was at times hard for me to read. Especially when the mother left and North had to step in to help her special needs sister and take over the household duties. The story shows how the hoarder struggles with their attachment to stuff. This is such a good, realistic story. I felt for North as a young teen trying to fit in despite how the community looks upon her father and sister. I admire her strength, not only with keeping the home and family together, but also striking out to change herself and try to follow her dream. I enjoyed the character of her sister, even though she deals with autism, she comes across as an intelligent, carefree, loving person.

I voluntarily received a complimentary copy of this book, this is my honest review. ( )
  eccl | Sep 18, 2023 |
I know exactly how North feels when it comes to names. I have never liked my name and wanted to change it since I was little. North is growing up in the 1970s just like I did. Things were changing and opinions were rampant as North tries to figure out who she is and what she wants to do with her life. The author does a great job of developing her character and allowing readers to get to know North better as well as other characters in the book. The faith thread is evident in the story and helps the characters in making hard decisions.

With temptations, bullies, believing in yourself and dealing with a family that is not perfect, I loved following North as she maneuvers her way through life. There are some emotional moments that made me want to go help North but her determination was encouraging. Great story for young adults and adults who love a story that stirs your emotions and builds your faith.

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion. ( )
  Harley0326 | Sep 14, 2023 |
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