Review of Saving Beck by Courtney Cole

 

*** ARC Received for Honest Review ***
***5 stars***

Deep breath. Wow, talk about book hangover. It will take me a while to shake the effects of this book. This is not your typical love story. This is the love a mother has for her son, her husband, and her family after extreme tragedy strikes. Natalie is trying to tread water after the loss of her husband. Unfortunately this leaves her oldest son, Beck to pick up the slack and help parent his two younger siblings. Guilt compounded with this enormous responsibility leads Beck down a dark path. This is the story of that dark path and how Natalie, as his helpless mother, had to watch and deal with it too. Do not read this book unless you are ready for the book hangover you will be left with. Simply powerful and moving! (Review by Terri “Jane”)

****5 STARS****
****ARC Received for Honest Review****

This book gutted me….even as I type this review, I have a tremendous amount of emotion that moves through me and I am in this book, in these words all over again. There are times in this story, that you fight to breath, you see yourself in the words, you see the epidemic of drugs hitting every family and its brutality in Beck and Natalie’s life. You see flashes of their old life, what brought them to present day, to the guilt and destruction of a family.

I see a mom, who gave up for a time when things got too rough to function. I see myself, if I had to endure something just as horrendous. I see a son who feels guilt and anger, and looks for relief in drugs when he thinks he cannot find it anywhere else.

This book makes you cry, makes your heart stop, makes you rethink everything you once believed about family and drugs, but it also makes you understand the power of love. Love of a mother, love of a son and the need to fight for that love.-Review by Catherine(Catty)

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