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If These Trees Could Talk by Brian W. Smith
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Dec 17, 2011

it was amazing
Read from February 23 to 25, 2012

Brian W. Smith has done "it" again!

What is it? He has written another book with a fresh storyline that engages the reader from the first page. He has written another book with an unforeseen plot twist that connects the reader with the characters in an emotional way.

Josh and Stevie have a secret. A secret so devastating that it is destroying their lives and has the potential to destroy the lives of those around them: both boys are being molested by their mothers' live-in boyfriends. They find a sanctuary in the woods behind their homes. It is there, among the trees, that the two young boys hatch a plan to kill their abusers.

Smith does a wonderful job of taking the reader into the life of an abused child. We learn about the characters through direct and indirect characterization. Smith leaves it up to the reader to decide the guilt and/or innocence of those involved. This novel also shines the spotlight on an issue that is all too common in our society: child molesters and the women who love them.

I could go on and on about how great this novel is. However, this is simply a book that you have to read for yourself. Powerful, emotional and interesting, "If these trees could talk" is simply a "must read" for all.

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