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Erin Sellers, an eighteen-year-old high school senior, hates teen drinking. She and her three friends – Bill, her guy, Shari and Jake - decide to use Twitter to stop a group, the Kewl Krew, from using their high school as the local bar. But the members of this group are just as determined to stop anyone from messing up their fun. Despite veiled threats to her safety, Erin continues her crusade.
To make matters worse for her, the stress of school and extracurricular work mounts and suddenly, shockingly, booze-fuelled tragedy strikes. Erin is now under greater pressure as she spends all hours to produce a mural and other work to commemorate the death of a teen friend. Bill, Jake and Shari support her in all this...
But more tragedy lurks nearby… until it’s time to softly say goodbye
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K C Sprayberry does a fabulous job telling a story that hits on a big problem in our world today - teens and drinking. This is story about a group of friends who have the strength to stand firm in their beliefs. They battle peer pressure, ridicule, and a group of teens who think drinking is the cool thing to do.
This author has the unique writing ability to make you boiling mad one minute and teary the next.
Softly Say Goodbye is an emotional story that should be in the library of every middle and high school.
Softly Say Goodbye wraps together all of the complexities of teen life surrounding final projects and exams, post graduation prospects, peer drama and relationships. Throw in one teen's crusade against the wrongs she faces in her school and you get one admirable plot that causes the reader to examine their own situations. When personal tragedy threatens to throw the heroine off the battlefield, the reader finds themselves digging in and finding purchase in the deepest regions of her mettle. In a world of fallen heros, KC Sprayberry gives us a noble cause to stand up for, and the perfect heroine to have in our corner.
Sprayberry gives a glimpse into the pressures of teen life, both social and emotional. With a mixture of tragedy and relief, Sprayberry weaves a story of strong emotions that portray real life results when underage teens mess with drinking. Main character, Erin Sellers, is a tribute to strong teens who don't struggle with their identity. Her support group of friends help her face the Kewl Krew, a group of teens intent on bringing down everyone around them while drinking at school. All too often, rumors of illegal behavior at school surface in everyone's home town. This book shows everyone how important it is to report the behavior and act upon it, before it's too late. Teens need to know the message of courage and not backing down, no matter what the threats, as the consequences are always worse if nothing is done. Thanks to Sprayberry for giving a book full of real characters that teens can identify with and be encouraged by. Softly Say Goodbye is an important read for any teen faced with the pressures that come with high school.
Softly Say Goodbye: A touching story told with candor and grace about teens coping with peer pressure, yet have the ability to stand strong in what they believe. KC Sprayberry shines a bright light on the perils of drinking and the heartbreak it brings to parents who lose their young children to this horrible monster. She also weaves in the hardship and heartbreak of teens who lose their young years due to having to be the parent to parents that succumb to the dark world or alcohol and drugs. This book is an eye-opener to all the pressures of today's teens. I highly recommend it to all teens and parents of teens, especially for those who put down teens, forgetting how hard their old teen years were, and for not taking into consideration that times have drastically changed and it has become a harder world to live in. Softly Say Goodbye will suck you in from the first chapter and hold your attention to the last page. I shed a few tears, I had a few laughs, and I greatly rejoiced with the outcome.