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Bend Me, Shape Me is the second novel in the Street Stories suspense series and tells the story of Snow Ramirez, a bi-polar street kid about to turn 18. She’s convinced that psychiatrist Mordechai Levinson is responsible for one kid’s suicide, and may be targeting her brother Alley as his next victim. Once again, reporter Jo Sullivan finds herself the only person willing t...more
Published March 2013 by New Libri Press
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Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi
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Being a reader makes you discover different things about yourself. For example, I'm huge fan of tv-crime shows and I watched who knows how many CSI and Criminal Minds episodes but when it comes to suspense or crime books I tend to avoid them. They simply don't do it for me, but maybe I will discover some book that will change my mind. This one was a nice and interesting read but it didn't bring that epiphany, nor did I expect it to. It wouldn't be fair to set...more
Although the story of Bend Me, Shape Me is an engrossing thriller and a satisfying read for that reason alone, what I found most interesting was the light it shines on the issues faced by homeless kids. Sure, the book has the normal disclaimers about not being about real people, and I believe that. But prominent in the author’s bio is her experience working with organizations that help such kids. I’ve got to believe the issues, experiences, and difficulties of runaways and throwaways are depicte...more
Kim (Wistfulskimmies Book Reviews)
This is the second in the 'Street Stories' series of suspense novels that highlight the trials and tribulations of young kids homeless and on the street. Focussing on Snow and her brother Alley (Alejandro), Jo Sullivan must investigate concerns that a psychiatrist working with the youngsters is driving them to suicide. Snow is concerned her brother may be next after her friend slits his throat after a session with this psychiatrist. Can Jo solve the mystery or will her own demons refuse to let h...more
Darian Wilk
The is the second book in the Street Stories series by Debra Borys, the first, Painted Black, I also had the privilege of reviewing.

The focus again is on the lives of young homeless kids living on the streets. Kids, especially those trapped in this type of life, should be able to trust those in positions to help them – like psychiatrists. But something feels all too wrong Snow’s roommate commits suicide. Again Jo Sullivan is the one who steps up to help those without a voice. True to Borys style...more
While the cover did little to impress me, I was curious after reading the synopsis of Bend Me, Shape Me. I am delighted I agreed to read and review this novel. Borys offers fascinating characters, a look at inner city homeless children and combines it with a suspenseful mystery that kept me flipping the pages. This is the second book in the Street Stories series but each work as a standalone. Three world review: suspenseful, enlightening and well done.

The tale begins with Blitz and Snow in an ab...more
There must be something in the air or some odd convergence of planets since I’ve had a group of books that I have read lately that, at least tangentially, deal with characters that are “less than” in society’s eyes. Bend Me, Shape Me is no different. Debra Borys deals with the issue of underground teenaged runaways. Often squatting in abandoned buildings, abused in birth families and targeted for abuse by the predatory denizens of the city, and often with recurrent and severe mental illnesses, t...more
Bend Me, Shape Me (Debra R. Borys)

18 tear old Snow Ramirez is a bi-polar girl living on the streets of Chicago. When she finds a homeless boy dead she fears for herself and her brother Alley. She is convinced that psychiatrist Mordechai Levinson is somehow behind the murder and she feels they are next.

She seeks the help or reporter Jo Sullivan, she is the only one who seems interested in what they young girl has to say. Not only are they trying to find out what Dr. Levinson is up too, Snow is re...more
Jeffrey Miller
This book is both engrossing and riveting. I was immediately drawn into the story by Debra Borys' deft handling of the drama and the raw, gritty dialogue. She's got a knack for capturing the futility of life as revealed in the characters struggling with their own demons and hardships. This is some powerful writing.
Jennifer Zuna
This story is another heart wrenching look into the life of kids on the street. I was immediately drawn into Snow's story and the book didn't let go until the end. It was quite a ride. The reader will feel sorrow and shock and even some dislike for some of the characters. There's a little bit of violence, action, and even some questions of what's real and what's not. The story comes out in the characters own voices and each one is unique. Bend Me Shape Me is book two in the "Street Stories" seri...more
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This is a must read interview with Debra about the plight of teen homelessness which her new book and her series is based on
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Mar 05, 2013 Debra Borys added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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I have been reading since before I knew the alphabet, thanks to my mother who would read to me and always had great books on my toy shelves. Once I learned my ABCs, there was no holding me back from writing as well.

Mystery and suspense are my favorite genres to both read and write, but I also enjoy sci-fi and historical fiction. Dorothy Dunnett is my favorite historical author, for instance.

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