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Talent by B. Lynn Goodwin

Lynn B. Goodwin’s Talent reviewed by Judy Williams

Goodwin.TalentTalent, by B. Lynn Goodwin, is a wonderful read. It is a coming of age story that will bring older readers back to their teenage years and will give younger readers a positive and very real heroine. Sandee copes with challenges as diverse as auditioning for the drama department production of “Oklahoma” and the pain and uncertainty of Sandee’s older brother, missing in Afghanistan. A little chunky, Sandee eats M & M’s to cope. The other people who inhabit Sandee’s world — her parents, her next door neighbor and former boyfriend, her brother’s best friend, drama department students, the Oklahoma director Mrs. G., and others who have family and friends in the military – all are part of Sandee’s journey, but also have their own joys and sorrows. Insightful, and alternately funny and sad, Talent is for Young Adults and Adults. It is a book about the complexities of teenage life in today’s world that makes readers feel and, perhaps even more importantly, makes us think about these complexities.

Judy Williams, a Los Angeles appellate attorney, has contributed to and/or edited non-fiction books, plays and screenplays. Her short story “Reflections On A Needlestick” is published, as is some of her poetry. She has recently completed two teleplays and a screenplay.

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3 comments

  1. Lgood67334

    Thanks so much for sharing this, Marlene, and thanks for writing it, Judy. I don’t know that I sent you a review copy. Wish I had. It’s still not too late if you’re interested.

    Reviews are very important on Amazon. Besides I love hearing what people have to say.

    If you are a member of Write Spot, share what you write. It’s the final step in the writing process, and it can be very rewarding.

    Writer Advice Managing Editor, http://www.writeradvice.com
    Author of YOU WANT ME TO DO WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers & Author of TALENT
    blynngoodwin.com

    1. mcullen Post author

      You are welcome, Lynn. An enjoyable part of the writing life can be posting reviews on both Amazon and Goodreads. It isn’t very hard and authors appreciate reviews . . . good reviews! Writers can build their platform and network by posting reviews. Let’s hear it for posting our writing. Hip-Hip-Hooray! And oh yes, you can post your writing, using the prompts on The Write Spot Blog.

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