When superhero wanna-be, Carly, stands up to a bully, he turns on her, forcing her to battle cutting words, flying hooks, a doubt dragon and a suffocating closet. Her karate-trained boyfriend, Dylan’s desire to stop the harassment sets off a struggle to control his inner caveman. Meanwhile, Carly searches for inner strength and a peaceful solution. Will she find it before Dylan resorts to violence?
This heart-warming magical realism story offers real solutions for handling bullying that will inspire and empower teens and adults alike.
The biggest, and possibly radical, contribution that this book makes to solving the bullying issue is that it lays out a method of gaining self-esteem on the deepest level, a way to strengthen empathy into love, a force powerful enough to change the way you relate to yourself and to others, and them to you.
‘You Can’t Shatter Me’ has received the following awards
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT YOU CAN’T SHATTER ME
‘I was awed . . . Tahlia Newland’s fiction is some of the best YA on the market . . . in Newland’s deft hands, this novel is an absorbing, educational read, that both satisfies and gives hope to adults and younger readers alike.’ Melissa, reviewer for Blibliotica Book Reviews.
‘Snappy writing and fantastic imagination.’ Kate Policani, author/reviewer
‘An entertaining and uplifting read.’ Linda Gillard, best selling author of ‘A House of Silence’.
‘An extremely original mix of real life difficult situations and magical elements sprung from the imaginations of main characters Carly and Dylan, as they envision ways to overcome everyday challenges, problems and obstacles.’ Krisi Keley, author of the ‘On the Soul of a Vampire’ series.
‘This is a story about understanding, kindness and compassion, uniquely told with surreal fantasy elements, and is both entertaining and thought-provoking.’ Kevin Berry, author of ‘Dragon’s Away.’
‘This is a book that all young adults should read. It is also a great book for parents and educators who may need a fresh look into teen struggles and bullying. . . . Tahlia does a brilliant job making an otherwise tedious topic fun and relatable for readers. This book will make you think and really reflect on the subject at hand. The writing style was enjoyable and fluid. Although short in length, this book contains a powerful message and the author manages to drive this message home without over doing it. You are left feeling complete and some what light.’ Jill Marie, reviewer for Little Hyats Book Reviews
Please note that the ebook is only available at Amazon until after the 12th July. The paperback is available at all outlets, see below.
Please contact the publisher to inquire about other formats.
Catapult Press (Australia only)
And on request from all major book stores worldwide.