This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Carol Coetzee for Readers' Favorite
Left Across the Border by Patrice Foster is an enlightening read for everyone as it deals openly and honestly with the reasons, dangers, and symptoms of depression. A 14-year-old Mexican girl leaves her family home to start a new life in America. The dream is to study hard, get a job and earn money to bring her family over to join her. Her experience is not as pleasant as the dream. She experiences a cruel and unwelcoming world instead. The story deals with isolation, bullying, pain, fear, loneliness and discrimination. Many of these are experienced by teenagers all over the world. An amazing insight into living with depression. I felt each and every pain along with this teenager, and my heart cried out for someone to help her.
Patrice Foster has grabbed the topic and run with it. Left Across the Border is a book that twists your insides with pain and frustration. Depression is a disorder that is seldom understood, and the most common reaction is, "Oh, just get over it!" Left Across the Border shows clearly and painfully how depression can rob you of your life and soul, not just through suicide, but the inability to enjoy life at all. The isolation experienced by this young girl is so sad and typical of a person shutting down mentally. I experienced great sadness and emotion whilst reading this story, and wished this book had been available when I was a child. Every parent, teacher and teenager should have access to Left Across the Border.