- Paperback: 230 pages
- Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing (February 14, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1618974289
- ISBN-13: 978-1618974280
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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Skewered Halo Paperback – February 14, 2012
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Top Customer Reviews
Brittany Montrose was the star of the family and when her sister Diane was born she was not about to give up that spotlight. From the time Diane was a toddler Brittany told her she was no better than garbage, that they weren't really sisters, that her real parents dumped her the doorstep and her parents only agreed to take care of her as long as she behaved and never made any trouble. She told Diane that if wasn't careful they would throw her out with the trash. She even called Diane "Garbage Girl". Diane lived in constant fear of losing her family and her home.
Finally as Diane was graduating from high school as valedictorian the truth finally comes out. Her parents denied Brittany claims but really did nothing different. Her dad tried but her mother still sided with Brittany at every turn.
Diane tries to move on with her life but that is easier said than done. Her life becomes one filled with mystery, lies, and murder.
This tale takes dysfunctional family to a whole new level. Brittany is pure evil and her parents didn't have a clue and couldn't seem to cut the ties that bound them to their awful child.
I can tell you I felt a gambit of emotions while reading this story but the mother in me was furious. How can two parents be so out of touch with one of their children?
I love stories that evokes such emotions like this one does. It is a powerful read with surprising twists that I was unable to put down. This is the first book I have read by Brenda but it will not be my last. Her website says she writes
`Fiction with a Purpose' - stories about real people and real issues.Read more ›
I was kind of surprised when the book ended, I was thinking I must have missed some pages.
If you like women's fiction you will like this book, it gives 'dysfunctional family' a whole new meaning!
*Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Reading Addiction Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Reading Addiction Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorcements and Testimonials in Advertising*
Youngerman's characters, especially Diane, are written with empathy and understanding. The story is well written and has a nice even flow to it, which makes the book go quite fast. I am not a huge women's fiction fan, but I liked the bit of mystery that was woven into the story, as well as seeing how Diane would finally overcome her circumstances. It's a deep novel concerning family, lies, love, and loss and is a wonderful novel for lovers of women's fiction and general fiction alike.
Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
What a book! When I began reading this book, I knew very little about it except that the author was generally a good author. Read morePublished on December 20, 2013 by Ruth A. Hill
Already a fan of Ms. Youngerman and was excited to read Skewered Angel. The book is about a woman who is mentally/verbally abused by her sisters and mother and tries to find... Read morePublished on April 27, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Lately I find myself reading books outside of my comfort zone, the story of this book spoke to meand that made me want to read it. Read morePublished on June 18, 2012 by Annabel Blootshoofd
Brenda Youngerman's Skewered Halo is a convoluted tale of death, deceit and betrayal. Diane Newsome's dysfunctional childhood and family haunts her as she moves through... Read morePublished on June 16, 2012 by K. Branfield
OK here's the thing I just finished this and I loved the story it was complex with out being confusing, it was thoughtful and a little bit scary and a lot sad. Read morePublished on May 31, 2012 by Kerry of musings of a bookworm
Brenda Youngerman's book Skewerd Halo.
Things don't always appear to be what the seem.
This was a rather interesting book to read. Chilling in a way. Read more
Dianne's childhood is shattered when her older sister Brittany whispers a terrible secret into her ear. Read morePublished on May 29, 2012 by THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK
This was a wild ride read full of unbelievable drama and horrorific events. All I can say is poor Diane. Read morePublished on May 28, 2012 by Amazon Customer