Mattered People

Fiction - Humor/Comedy
176 Pages
Reviewed on 12/20/2016
Buy on Amazon

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.

Author Biography

Aaron Palm was born and raised in New Hampshire and currently resides there with her husband and three children at the Perfectly Imperfect Palm Palace. It is her love of life and finding the reason why someone is the way they are, that motivated her to write this book. Sometimes the best in life can be found in the most eccentric places, because we are all perfectly imperfect mattered people. No matter where we live, what we do for a living, how we grew up, we all have a story to tell. Please enjoy this story.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Susan Sewell for Readers' Favorite

Mattered People by Aaron Palm is about a girl who lives in an island community. Not having many jobs on the island to choose from, Dina worked at The House, a mental health facility for the elderly. The residents can be ornery and sometimes dangerous, but she enjoyed her job. In a year's time, Dina experienced a lot of death, most of it close and personal. Her greatest personal loss was when she miscarried her baby in her second trimester. Grief-stricken and drowning in despair, Dina was sitting on the beach just wanting the pain to go away. Numb from her pain and lost in her anguished thoughts, she didn't notice the tide rolling in. With her head on her knees, Dina was completely unaware that she was in danger until a mud covered dog came to her rescue. Both of them, alone and scarred, left the beach together. Dina named her new companion Ramone. She took Ramone home, and he helped to change her life. Since he loved to escape and have adventures, Dina was forced to talk to the people in her community. Dina had no choice when she was hunting for Ramone and rescuing him from his escapades. Between Ramone and the eclectic residents at The House, will she learn to live and love again?

Mattered People by Aaron Palm depicts a year in a young woman's life. I found this book to be very true to life, with its grief, laughter, and the possibility of new life and love. Dina's character is a strong woman who experienced heartbreaking circumstances in a short amount of time. She faced it with courage and humor, which is why she is so good at her job. This story gives a realistic view of life in an elderly care facility and its patients. This book contains a lot of tragedy, but can still be considered inspirational and even humorous, because of Dina's extraordinary strength of character and fortitude.