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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Review: Fourteen by Leslie Johansen Nack

Fourteen by Leslie Johansen Nack
Release date: October 20, 2015
Publisher: She writes press
My Rating:4
Buy here: Amazon BN

After her mother and father divorce at age seven, Leslie quickly learns the hard lessons of being Dad's favorite. The abuse begins at age nine and doesn't end until she begins to fight back at Fourteen.
Her father, a larger-than-life Norwegian, assumed full custody of Leslie and her two sisters and move the family from their 63-acre rustic ranch in Northern California to a 45-foot sailboat in Southern California. The family spent two years living aboard their boat preparing for the trip of their father's dream: a trip around the world. On February 5, 1975, the family set sail for French Polynesia. 
Intense and inspiring, Fourteen is a coming-of-age adventure story about a young girl who comes into her own power, fights back against abuse, becomes an accomplished sailor, and falls in love with the ocean and the natural world. The outer voyage is a mirror of her inner journey--her goal is to find the strength to endure in a dangerous world, and difficult family.

My Thoughts:
What a honest, raw, beautiful book. A coming of age book about Leslie's life at sea on a boat with her abusive Father one minute and a lovable Father the next. This author kept my attention throughout the whole book and I couldn't stop reading till I finished it. One girls story of surviving a dysfunctional family. I honestly cant say enough good things about this book. If you've not read this book, I suggest you do so. Be prepared to finish it in one setting. Can't wait to read more from this author.