Young Adult Fantasy, “Troubled in Paradise” by Susan Wingate is Free Today Only
For today only, the eBook of my rompin’ fun young adult fantasy entitled Troubled in Paradise is free for your Kindle.
Here’s what readers are saying about Troubled in Paradise…
Michael B: “You think *you* got problems? Suzie Speider’s got a handful: she’s got a monster of a teacher, a broken family, and the possibility of romance with the (ick!) weird boy next door. Oh, and did I mention that Suzie turns into a spider at night?
Quirky and engaging, Troubled in Paradise is a fine addition to a YA shelf. It’s got some multimedia goodies stashed in the text, too – don’t miss them!”
Oh, and let me not forget to tell you about the super informational report that Susie writes about spiders! For real! This is certainly a must read, and I highly recommend it.”
Brenda C: “Susie Speider is an almost junior at Ronkonkoma High School, whose grades were pretty bad, but are now on the upswing thanks to new glasses and new meds for her ADD.Only problem is her teacher seems to hate her, and that certainly is a problem. At home Susie lives with her mom Willa and her pussy cat Deliliah. New neighbors moving in next door could turn out to be something interesting.As if all this isn’t enough, ever since Suzie was bitten by a spider she’s been having dreams that she turns into a spider at night. Are they dreams or perhaps reality???
All I can say is WOW! I loved this book! The author authentically captures what I consider to be teen speak, which goes at high speed.Honestly at times I forgot that the book wasn’t written by a teen. I must admit it’s been several years since I was a teen, but this book had me thinking about those days,when teachers were the bane of my existence,and feeling like a dork was the norm.
With catchy chapter titles and an interesting cast of characters I found this book an un-put-down-able read. Susie’s character was so easy to like and understand. I found myself enjoying her immensely, and while she provided several laughs there were some serious moments as well.I loved her nightly adventures, especially her descriptions of her mode of transportation, which happened to be her cat Delilah. “Troubled in Paradise” deals with several topics that teens will certainly relate to. Overall a book geared toward teens but anyone who enjoys a great coming of age story will enjoy this one as well. Highly recommended!”
Joshua Graham: “Simply put, Susan Wingate is a master of the written word. In TROUBLED IN PARADISE, she weaves a heart-warming tale full of wit and intrigue: a nod to Kafka’s Metamorphosis in a quirky blend with The Princess Diaries. There are laugh out loud moments with the teenage protagonist, Susie Speider, whose voice was well executed and credible. But there are also moments that tug at the heartstrings and even bring a tear to the eye, as we see Susie’s angst when she faces pain from the past, as well as redemption through the relationship with her mother. Whether or not you’re a fan of YA literature, you’ll love TROUBLED IN PARADISE. But don’t expect anything ordinary!”