Abandoned by her mother at a young age, seventeen-year-old Sydney Warner is always vying for attention. A thrill seeker with a penchant for extreme sports and a fascination with death, she’s brash and doesn’t take crap from anyone.
Withdrawn and broody David from English class is the boy of Syd’s dreams, but love becomes just another extreme sport when Syd discovers David has cheated on her. Betrayal, isolation, and a shard of glass set Syd on a course of self-destruction.
Will new friendships and her love of the stars be enough to help Syd find her way back from rock bottom?
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Sock Puppet Press; 1st edition (November 12, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0989454401
- ISBN-13: 978-0989454407
What people are saying about Dissected:
“I liked it. I am disturbed by it. I was sucked in by it…… Bostic’s writing speaks to the reader’s heart, and that is a gift.” ~ Laura Denehy, Library Media Specialist, Merrimack Middle School,Merrimack NH
“Raw and vulnerable look at a young girls downward spiral into drugs after being betrayed by her boyfriend. Heartwarming? No. Real? Hell yes! ” ~ Jen Bigheart, Librarian, Westbank Community Library District, Director, Austin Teen Book Festival
“Sydney’s story is told with empathy and concern. Ms. Bostic did her research and made sure her fictional character went through a factual journey. The story’s believable, heartfelt, and strongly written.” ~ R. Kyle, Top 100 Reviewer, Amazon
“While intended for teens, I’m much older and found this book entertaining and insightful. There’s no preaching here…just acknowledgement that bad crap happens in life and we all have to learn to deal with it. Well written, interesting, big thumbs up.” ~ Mary Boone, Creative Writing Teacher, School of the Arts, Tacoma, Washington
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