Award-winning YA Author Tracy Hewitt Meyer Tackles Dysfunctional Family Relationships and Self-harm in the Emotionally Charged Rowan Slone Series.
The emotional trauma of abusive and dysfunctional family relationships is a reality many children and teenagers face. Author and social worker Tracy Hewitt Meyer continues to tackles this tough topic with gut-wrenching heart, honesty, and courage in her Rowan Slone series.
Readers first met Rowan Slone in the series opener, A Life, Redefined. Rowan’s story continues in A Life, Forward as a senior in high school. She has a new job and a safe place to call home, and she’s close to achieving everything she’s ever wanted—a sense of family and a sense of purpose. But when old relationship issues arise, the emotional cracks begin to resurface and threaten her future. And when her long-held secret is discovered, Rowan must find the courage to fight for the most important thing yet—herself.
“As an addictions counselor, I’ve seen my share of teenagers dealing with pain and emotional suffering. Many ease the pain through acts of self-harm and cutting,” says Tracy Hewitt Meyer. “My hope is that those who are suffering will be able to use Rowan’s story as a source of hope and strength—hope that there is a future worth fighting for, and strength to take one step at a time.”
The bestselling series will appeal to fans of Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow, Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, Scars by Cheryl Rainfield, Before You Break by Kyla Stone, and Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen. Readers will easily relate to—and cheer for—Rowan Slone as she learns to manage her pain and eventually break free from the past.
Praise for the Rowan Slone Series
“A piercing and heartwarming sequel.” —Kirkus Reviews on A Life, Forward
“A searing portrayal of a teen navigating her dysfunctional family that leaves readers hopeful. Meyer astutely captures the horrors of self-harm and domestic violence.” —Kirkus Reviews on A Life, Redefined
“Ms. Meyer has created a story with emotion rolling off the page…” —InD’Tale Magazine on A Life, Forward “
“[this series] can give a very real look at life to teenagers…” —Beneath the Jacket Reviews on A Life, Forward
“a great YA book for teenagers to read, and I definitely urge you…to get yourself a copy of both books and read them.” —Ordinary Girlz Book Reviews on A Life, Forward