Author: Johanna K. Pitcairn
Publisher: The Manicheans
Published: November 2014
Book type: Ebook
About the book:
To the average onlooker, the city of Los Angeles represents glitz, glamour, and the celebrity lifestyle. But to seventeen-year-old Julie Jones, the city is a vast host of problems she’s longing to get away from. Rather than face the troubles that torment her, Julie decides to run away from her old life and start fresh somewhere new. With just seventy-five dollars and a full tank of gas, the troubled teen is far too stubborn to turn around and head home.
What Julie doesn’t know is that her travels are about to take her somewhere unexpected—a place where she’ll be forced to come face to face with the ghosts of her past in order to secure her future. A tale of redemption, hope, and freedom lost and found, 32 Seconds is a thought-provoking exploration into the human spirit and the nature of forgiveness.
The main character Julie Jones always had low confidence, she never liked her looks. Times change and Julie had to move to Los Angeles along with her parents, she tries to start a new life afresh but still there are many unsolved issues inside her.
She is a teenager with temper issues who always lands herself into problems because of her short temper. Darkness is taking control over her, but the mighty listener decides to give her a chance to improve and she is taken to the underworld (which is her mind).
“You have to deal with your past and change your present, so that you can have a future”.
I really loved the thing that Julie was given a chance to improve and how she was taught to take control of herself. How I wish that every person on this earth should be given a chance to get better before it is too late.
The language is simple and easy to understand. Julie’s journey of the underworld really keeps hooked to the book. The character of Evan is also good, I like the way he helps Julie in her journey of self improvement.
I would surely recommend this book to all the teenagers and also to all the parents. A book for self improvement and for taking control of yourself.
My Rating: 3.95/5
About the author:
Johanna K. Pitcairn has dreamed of becoming a writer since childhood—authoring her first novel at the age of nine, and countless poems, stories, and screenplays by the age of seventeen. Later, rather than pursuing a career as a director and screenwriter, she decided to go to law school, driven by her father’s opinion that “writing does not pay the bills.”
Ten years later, she moved to New York City, which inspired her to go back to the excitement, wonder, and constant change of being a writer. Pitcairn is a huge fan of psychological-thriller novels and movies, and delves into her hopes, fears, friends, enemies, and everything in between in her own writing.
The book is available on Amazon as paperback and eBook.