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Thursday, September 06, 2012

Tour Stop: The Unloved [Excerpt]

Great novels just keep on coming and coming. Today, The Unloved book tour stops here with a glimpse on what to expect from this book by Jennifer Snyder. She would also be here on September 10 for a guest post, so mark your calendars.

WARNING. This book is a mature young adult novel: it contains violence, language and sexual situations.

Title: The Unloved
Author: Jennifer Snyder
Genre: YA Contemporary
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Sometimes the love our heart needs to heal can be found in the familiar eyes of a childhood friend...

Julie Porter learned the hard way that trust is something which must be earned and not something to be given out lightly, those who say they love you are those who hold the power to hurt you most, and best friends can help you survive anything—until they move away.

Nick Owen knows a thing or two about a hard life. At a young age Nick learned how to take a hit and to make lemonade out of the lemons life tossed his way. Returning home after nearly two years of being away, all Nick cares about now is protecting his mom from the abusive hands of his father and catching up with his best friend—the girl who lived across the street, the girl he can’t seem to stop thinking about. Finally reunited after two years apart, Nick and Julie are about to learn that age does nothing to protect you from life’s trials and tribulations, heartache and loss, but maybe together they’ll find a way to survive.

I read the excerpts and this book looks promising. It's written in first person point-of-views of Nick and Julie. I have attached an excerpt and I hope you find it interesting like I did. :)


From Nick's POV

“Better hurry up and bring that box in here before it starts raining!” mom shouted from the front door, snapping me from my thoughts. I shifted the box I’d been holding around in my arms and started up the three concrete steps at our front door. “That girl still lives there, you know? The one you used to play with when you were little.”

“I wouldn’t call it playing, Mom.” I scoffed as I squeezed past her through the door and back toward my room down the hall.

“Well then, what would you call it?” she asked, following me.

I sat the box down on my rickety twin bed and turned to face her. The bruises my dad had left in his wake had begun to fade from her face, but the sight of them—past and present, hers and my own—would forever be scars on my soul.

Jules and I had never played together. No. We’d hidden together from the monsters in our lives and prayed they wouldn’t find us. Even as little kids we’d known how cruel the world could be. How hateful some grown-ups were. How sick and perverse. “Surviving,” I said and turned to unpack my things.

Author bio

Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing young adult fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is an instant coffee lover with an obsession for spiral bound notebooks and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.

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  1. Thank you so much for having me on your blog today!

  2. This is really nice. I love books too but I haven't been reading novels for a very long time. Hehe. Maybe I should start reading one again. Thanks for sharing!

  3. this sounds sweet, and the cover is cute. Thanks for sharing Nick's pov excerpt!


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