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Shoot the Wounded Paperback – November 2, 2009
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" This book digs deep into the lives of youth,...I feel every parent and teenager should sit down and read this book together." --ReadersFavorite.com
About the Author
Lynn is the recipient of the "John and Isabel Cunningham Christian Service Award" (2007 -CSBS)
Lynn's debut novel, Shoot the Wounded is a finalist in the 2010 Readers Favorite Book Awards
Lynn's blog: Journey Thoughts is nominated in three categories in the 2010 Canadian Weblog Awards.
More About the Author
Lynn's debut novel, "Shoot the Wounded", written for youth and young adults, addresses how lies and gossip destroy a person's spirit. "Shoot the Wounded" was a finalist in the 2010 Readers Favorite Book Awards.
The second book "Heal the Wounded", was awarded a Bronze Medal in the 2011 Reader's Favorite Book Awards.
"Love the Wounded" was awarded the coveted Literary Classics "Seal of Approval" for excellence in children's and young adult literature and was the 2013 winner of the silver medal for faith based fiction.
Her books have won accolades and praise in Canada, the U.S. and around the world for their sensitivity towards social issues such as bullying, teen pregnancy and cancer. Her books are listed as resources on one of the largest anti-bullying websites in the world: www.bullying.org
Lynn's Blog: "Journey Thoughts": http://lynndove.com/
with a readership of over 5 million was the WINNER of a 2011 Canadian Christian Writing Award.
Lynn's writing has also been featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul books and several other compilation books.
Readers may connect with Lynn on Facebook, Twitter and on her website: http://lynndove.com/
Top Customer Reviews
This book deals with how to live out your faith as a teen, face up to peer pressure, resist temptation, teen pregnancy and the stressful interpersonal relationships among different cliques. All these themes and more are covered, executed in a wonderful prose that I'm confident you'll appreciate.
It is obvious to me that Lynn Dove is an artist, weaving words into a story as few writers can. Christian teens will be greatly encouraged by reading this book and I look forward to seeing more from her as she explores the stories God has given her to share.
As for the title, I asked my husband what it meant because I'd never heard that phrase. He said that he'd heard a preacher once say that Christians are the only people who shoot their own wounded. When asked to clarify, he said that Christians see another believer yanked into despair and sin and they berate and judge them harshly instead of lifting them up and reminding them of the love of God. In that sense, the title is perfect for this story. Well done, Lynn! Amen and amen.
Ellen C Maze
Author of Curiously Spiritual Vampire Tales
Jake, a Christian boy, new to the fictional town of Maplewood in southern Alberta, comes with a past that is haunting him as he strives to start a new life with his family. Leigh, the neighbour down the street who has befriended the newcomer finds herself in a perceived love triangle when she introduces him to her best friend Ronnie. The struggles that these three teenagers face are compounded by painful misunderstandings, lack of communication, and the judgement of their small town community.
Lynn Dove has managed to capture the true essence of what many teenagers face in their high school years. She has also reminded us of how easy it is to jump to conclusions and form an incorrect opinion of others based on gossip and innuendo. Shoot The Wounded is a book that would fit well in all high school libraries.
This remarkable book brings us straight to the issue of many circumstances today. Gossip, bullying, teen pregnancy and more. This is real life for teens. It's just not made for the movies. I applaud Lynn for writing about such important truths for us to learn and remember.
The characters here before us in this story are very real. The writing is poignant and powerful. This is a gripping story of Leigh, Ronnie and Jake. Three young people torn by circumstance. We see faith come alive and grow.
This book is such an encouragment and testimony of God's love and strength.
Following, "Shoot The Wounded", is the second in the series, "Heal The Wounded", and the third book of this series is, "Love The Wounded". A powerful series for any library.
This book was a gift from Lynn Dove for it's review.
What really rang through within the pages of this novel was the message of the painful consequences of gossip--whether it be in a school, neighborhood, or church. I think anyone who has ever been lied about, gossiped about, or the victim of a vindictive person's sabotage, would find great comfort in this novel. I recommend Shoot the Wounded to teens who are Christians and teens who are not. The messages within this book apply to LIFE. Lynn Dove did a great job capturing the mindset of a teenage boy and a teenage girl, as well as their parents. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the Wounded Trilogy!!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The story opens at what might be considered the end—the funeral of a teenager. The author then takes us back to tell us the story behind the death. Read morePublished on October 31, 2013 by Joyce
A wonderful combination of contemporary fiction, romance and mystery, with a strong faith message that is neither preachy nor condescending. Read morePublished on October 5, 2013 by MaryAnn
Lynn Dove's book, Shoot the Wounded had its ups and downs for sure. It was as predictable as any book could be and had a tidy little ending. Read morePublished on August 27, 2012 by Allen R. Wachter
Lynn Dove has captured a too true situation in many churches and youth groups.
Too often when youth find themselves drifting away from the church, trying new personas,... Read more
Lynn Dove does an excellent job recreating a story about challenges and frustrations that many go through in their youth. Read morePublished on June 23, 2012 by pwnmom
I normally don't read many fiction novels, but decided to read Shoot the Wounded this weekend while on a camping trip. Once I started, I couldn't put it down! Read morePublished on June 16, 2012 by Shelley Hitz
Shoot the Wounded by Lynn Dove the first book in her Wounded Trilogy had a great theme. Shooting the wounded is a statement often used in Christian circles to define self-righteous... Read morePublished on May 23, 2012 by Cindy_Huff
If you read the first chapter of Shoot the Wounded by Lynn Dove, you won't be able to stop till you read the last page. Read morePublished on May 10, 2012 by Katherine Harms
This is the book you'll want to stuff stockings with, give as a grad gift, a birthday present or "just because. Read morePublished on July 21, 2011 by Connie Taillon