Mother Of Pearl
by Kellie Coates Gilbert
-From the back cover-
How far would you go
for your child?
Barrie Graeber has two great kids, a loving husband, and a respected job as the high school counselor in her close-knit community. Without warning, everything unravels when her teenage daughter, Pearl, is betrayed and lashes out.
Nothing prepares this mother for the helplessness that follows when her attempts to steer her daughter back on course fail, and Pearl shuts her out...or when Barrie discovers the unthinkable about her nemesis, the football coach.
Emotionally riveting and profoundly moving, Mother Of Pearl bring us into the heart of a mother bound by an incredible burden, who ultimately finds she mist recognize her own vulnerability and learn to trust in something much bigger.
This is one of the most powerful and thought provoking novels I have ever read. Once I got started it was hard to put down.
This book tells the story of a mother who has it all together and then suddenly her whole world spins out of control. How does she handle it? How would I? How would you? Yes, this is a story but it left more questions in my mind than answers. It left me wondering how far my own mother would go for me? If I had a daughter, or any child, how far would I go for them? Barrie will do whatever it takes, almost obsessively searching for answers, when she gets them nothing will stop her from going after the man that did it. Barrie is willing to risk everything for her daughter and for every other girl out there that has been or will be hurt by the very people that are supposed to keep them safe every day they are sent off to school. While this story is about a mother and her daughter, the dangers to sons are just as real and just as common.
This Book earned a 4 Bark rating.
Well written and engaging, Mother Of Pearl will have you hooked from the first page until the last. This book had an interesting cast of characters, very realistic, and such a variety!
I will leave you with the question asked on the back cover, “How far would you go for your child?”
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives Mother Of Pearl a 4 Bark rating.