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Sketches of My Soul, by T. C. Booth (Review)

Sketches of My Soul Book Cover Sketches of My Soul
T. C. Booth
Social & Family Issues (Light Literature)
Tammi Booth

In the game of life, I was used to being on the losing team. The odds were stacked against me. Tegan’s Team—a mom who tried to control me, a dad who would rather drink then spend time being a father, a lying ex-boyfriend, and fake friends.

Like any team however, you have that one shining star that stood out above the rest. For me that star was Emily, my best friend. I guess life had pity on me the day it gave me a friend that always had my back.  And then there was Andrew. He was my shooting star. One that I never saw coming.  One that I hoped became mine over the summer of my senior year.

A glimpse into a crystal ball couldn’t have prepared me for that summer, though. The summer where a letter from my mom rocked me to the core. I felt the world shake with every word I read in that letter. By the time I reached the end, my world split wide open swallowing me whole.

TC Booth is an award winning coming of age author.  Fans of young adult books that are a quick read, yet loaded with emotion, teen drama and angst, along with first love and romance will enjoy this book.

Senior year of high-school is never easy. Budding artist Teagan balances college applications, ex-boyfriends and a drunk dad in T. C. Booth’s Sketches of My Soul.

The author conveys Teagan’s various emotional states through a remarkable use of imagery, but they’re not the only one to do so. Teagan conveys her most intimate feelings through her artwork, which is kept in a secret work-pad that she refuses to show anyone.

I enjoyed her first-person narration. It was delicate and at times lyrical. The language used was simple to understand and flowed well, making it easy for the reader to follow the story.

I liked that both Teagan and Andrew had complex pasts and that they were able to share in each-other’s pain, as well as to provide much needed support to one-another.

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Although this book could use a light edit for spelling, overall it is a remarkable read that I would recommend to young adults worldwide.

My rating is 4/5 stars.



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