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Teens solving real problems in the real world. A Nancy Drew
/ Hardy Boys style mystery with a touch of romance
Danger, Suspense, First Love, Spiritual Talk
don't we have to be number one for God to love us?
Why NOT to use steroids
About Stopped Cold:
Things are not what they seem in peaceful Mistville, North Carolina.
Margaret McWhorter enjoys a laid-back
Freshman year in high school flirting with Jimmy Wilmore, swimming and hanging out with friends--until that day. Her brother,
Sean, suffers a stroke from taking a steroid. Now he's lying unconscious in a hospital. Margaret's angry at her dad
for pushing Sean to be a great quarterback, but a fire of hatred burns inside her to make the criminals pay.
for justice, she takes Jimmy and her best friend, Emily, through a twisted, drug-filled sub-culture. A clue sends them
deep into the woods behind the school where they overhear drug dealers discuss Sean.
Time and time again they walk
a treacherous path and come face to face with danger. Even the cop on the case can't stop them from investigating. All
the while Margaret really wants to cure Sean, heal the hate inside, and open her heart to love.
What people are saying
Stopped Cold is filled with emotion,
strong characters, teenage romance, adventure, danger and the intricate workings of modern day high school studies and sports.
Ms. Pallotta blends all this together for a convincing story. Larry Hammersley
This is a great read. I recommend
it for teens or adults alike. It certainly kept me turning the pages to see what would happen next when Margaret, Jimmy, and
their friend Emily go out looking to stop dangerous drug dealers. Connie C.
FOR HIGH SCHOOLERS
AND THEIR PARENTS
Pallotta's high school drama could take place anywhere. Pressure from all sides: parents,
teachers, coaches, peers take their toll, no matter the size or type of school. Margaret McWhorter and her brother Sean attend
the exclusive Meriwether School, one which is targeted by drug-trafficking creeps who have infiltrated the very place that's
supposed to be a safe and supportive environment.
It's not enough to be talented in the world of high school
athletics. Margaret and Sean's parents unwittingly push their son over the edge as new competition for Sean's quarterback
position comes in and takes over. Sean is pressured into taking steroids and body-building, and suffers a stroke and subsequent
coma. Even though the pressure for Margaret, a champion swimmer, is eased by Sean's condition and the resulting parental
guilt, she can't stop her own consuming desire for vengeance against those who hurt her brother.
is only a freshman. She's just learning about life in high school, what can she do to find the bad guys? And who are
they? Who can she trust, besides her mother's faith that God will make everything right? And Dad--he was the one who
pushed Sean too much to begin with.
Detective Garrett, the one assigned to the case, is moving way too slow for
Margaret's taste. He won't figure things out until someone else gets hurt, and Margaret isn't about to let that
happen. She finally confides in her best friend Emily, who agrees to keep her eyes and ears open around school and their
fav hangout, The Grill. Life changes in many ways as Margaret is forced to learn who to trust and what to believe in. Emily
is a Buddhist, and a boy Margaret secretly admires, Jimmy, wants to hang out and help find the people behind the drugs. Is
Emily's faith stronger than Mom's? And what does Jimmy really want?
Find out in this great new read.
Told in first person, follow Margaret's journey to discover the depth of true character and faith not only in school
and friends, but family. Reviewer and author, Lisa J. Lickel at http://www.lisalickel.com/
Buy links for Stopped Cold:
Print copies available at:
Acworth Bookstore, 4857 Main Street, Acworth, Georgia
Sweet Spirit Parable Christian Book Store, 1205 Johnson Ferry Rd.,