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by Nicole E. Woolaston (Goodreads Author)
When a beloved father and member of a criminal organization goes missing, his daughter takes action and goes on a cross-country road trip to find him. Enter Val Entienne, a.k.a. Valentine, a nineteen-year-old girl armed with a pair of guns and a mission: to find her father alive or avenge his death. Val claims she's only out for herself, but she soon becomes an unwilling ...more
Paperback, 122 pages
Published March 27th 2010 by Xlibris Corporation
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I've read this book, and I've passed it along to some of my friends. It's for young adults, but anyone can enjoy it. The title character, Valentine, is a great example of "girl power". I've read Woolaston's other two books, and I think she a very creative indie author. Valentine's bravery and her realtionship with the girl she takes in (Melinda) is sweet and inspiring.
This book starts out as a young woman drives all the way to California to save her father who is missing. She encounters danger, but helps a number of strangers along her journey. I really liked the friendship between Val and Melinda who is an orphan. I enjoyed this story very much. Val is a strong character, and the book is well written.
First of all: the cover is awesome. Clearly hand-drawn, and not photoshop. Then there's the story. Val Entienne goes on a road trip to save her dad. But thats only part of it. The story also deals with the issue of bullying and violence against women. My only complaint: its too short! I wanted to read so much more. Thankfully, there's a sequel, and I think the author is going to publish a paperback soon. I can't wait! Val is a great character, and I like the way she looks out for the people ...more
I'm a writer, reader, and lover of anime, books, poetry and punk rock. I have been writing books for myself since first grade, and self-published my first book in 2009, titled "Fortune's Wing". I have published other books since then, and I'm still writing. I also write poetry, song lyrics and play a little guitar.More about Nicole E. Woolaston...