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Makayla's life seems to have taken a downward spiral. Her twin blames himself for not protecting her over the summer. To add to her stress, her mom is in ICU suffering from injuries acquired after being hit by a drunk driver. Depression is heavy on her heart. Can her former best friend help to mend her broken heart?...

Title : Forgiven
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ISBN : 13368771
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 174 Pages
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Forgiven Reviews

  • Jane
    2019-03-12 09:20

    This is a coming of age drama about the girl next door. Eryc and Makayla grew up as best friends living next door to each other but when they went to high school Makayla decided that Eryc wasn’t cool so she dropped him in her bid to become popular like Thaddeus her twin brother. The start of senior year found them sharing classes and reluctantly they had to sit beside each other. When the twins Mum is in a car accident Eric does the decent thing, driving them to the hospital in the middle of the night and staying with Makayla while her brother drowns his sorrows in alcohol. We soon learn that ‘Kayla has more skeletons in her closet and the consequences of her summer are going to put Eric’s friendship to the test once more.Forgiven was written in a style that I didn’t really like, the sentences didn’t flow well for me, they felt abrupt and choppy and the story felt rushed and matter of fact rather than reading like a novel that was written for me to enjoy. I felt like I was being taught a lesson in morality, how I should follow ‘God’s’ rules or else!! Don’t get me wrong I don’t object to people’s belief in ‘God’ and I do believe we should love our neighbour and treat people with respect, but there are ways to get this message across effectively without quoting the bible to me, because that for me personally is just annoying. There is nothing unique about this story, it’s similar to many stories I have read in the past. Eryc, the son of a Pastor is the squeaky clean 18 yr old virgin who doesn’t believe in sex before marriage and Makayla is the typical 18 yr old who wants to be popular, have boyfriends and live life to the full. Makayla has to pay the price for her ‘free’ living and the ever reliable Eryc is there for her ‘almost’ unconditionally, I say almost because there is one major part of the story where he believes she did something terrible so he walked away and only came back when he found out she hadn’t done it.So if you want to give your teenage daughter a lesson in the evil of boys sex and alcohol you can always let her read this short book and hope that it doesn’t totally mess her head up for the rest of time, making her believe boys are bad and alcohol is evil. Teenagers can have fun as long as they exercise caution, use common sense and always carry condoms!!

  • Lynn Worton
    2019-02-25 07:34

    Makayla has had a terrible summer. Her twin brother blames himself for not protecting her. To add to her woes, her mom is in the ICU after being hit by a drunk driver. Eryc used to be her best friend, but can he help her mend her broken heart?This is a short story, but it packs an emotional punch. Makayla and Eryc have lived next to each other and have been friends for years. However, when they got to high school, Makayla wanted to be with the popular crowd, and began to shun Eryc's company. When her mother is injured in an accident with a drunk driver, Eryc becomes her mainstay. Will Eryc stay when he finds out a terrible truth?Tich Brewster has not only written a coming of age book, which deals with the usual teenage problems: peer pressure, sex before marriage, drugs and alcohol, but she has also written a romance novel. The characters are likeable and are exactly right for the story. The story does, however, have a slight Christian element to it. I have read similar stories to this one, but this one touched me and made me shed a few tears. I recommend this book if you enjoy YA Romance.

  • Justine
    2019-03-02 13:42

    3.5 StarsThis was our read for the second last week in the Sweet Sixteen Summer Splash Challenge. I really like the cover of this book. I think it is simple but catches the readers eye. I didn't read the summary for this book before I started so everything was a surprise , but there was a bit of predictability. The story itself was short but it did deal with a lot of real issues that quite a few readers could connect with. My only issue with the story was it was a little "churchy" for me. Religion in books makes me uncomfortable.I did enjoy watching how Makayla came to her final decision. I still don't really why Kay and Eryc stopped being friends. I really would have liked to have seen the "before" this story started. I feel like we missed out on a lot of story. I also liked seeing Eryc's POV. I wish would would have learned more about Thaddeus, I found him very interesting., but he was very hot/ cold.This was a pretty good read. I feel like there were a few things that either weren't elaborated or weren't answered that should have been. But regardless it was a quick and enjoyable read. I would recommend Forgiven to those who enjoy contemporary reads.

  • Ti
    2019-02-22 10:41

    I won this book in e-format for review. I am not big on e-readers but decided to give this book a chance. It is a YA book about a teen who is given some very hard choices in life. The book is very easy to read and wrote in a style YA would find comforting and easy to understand without resorting to big words. This does have adult situations (not in the naughty way!!!) and I must also add I would have gave it a higher rating had it been longer!! Well done!

  • Christina M Condy
    2019-03-21 07:27

    Okay I'm so torn on how to review this story, so I'll give my honest opinion and let you know all the why's I feel this way. I can't give it half stars but I truly think its somewhere between 4 and 5 stars...School has just started up and Eryc's parents have left him on his own to move to a new parish. Yes he is 18 but I don't know that parents can afford to leave a child behind in their old home with the expenses of moving to another state. That aside I felt that Eryc was a little bit "TOO GOOD". He was the perfect little preachers boy. Never disrespectful, never had sex, probably never kissed a girl. I haven't ever come across a boy as totally virginal as he was in my entire life. Which made him a bit hard to believe I suppose. Now we add in Makayla who Eryc was best friends with until they hit high school and she didn't want a preacher's son to ruin her popular crowd reputation. While this I DO believe, once again I didn't quite believe Makayla. Makayla had been raped the prior summer, but NO one knows about it, it was never reported to the police, her own mother doesn't know. The only person who knows is her twin brother who blames himself because he didn't protect her from his friend, and strangely Eryc's aunt.Now a lot of other things happen that are all catastrophic in one way or another from Makayla's mother to her own health. Yet through ALL these their faith in God never waivers. The book touched on such severe and heart wrenching issues and yet the one thing that practically bled thru the pages was the "christian faith" aspect. I know from the beginning of the book that the Author seems to have a strong faith basis, and this follows through in this book.I think it was a fast paced book and easy to read. It touched on issues of Rape, Abortion, Religion, Faith and the belief that an abortion is a sin. And this is the only thing I had an issue with. I'll say why, as a woman who has had God abort 7 babies, I cannot ever say that God doesn't believe in Abortions. Every one of my babies were loved and wanted and yet God chose to abort them, not me. So in my eyes if God can make that choice for me then likewise I can make that choice. I'm one of those odd people I suppose, while I would never have an abortion, I would also never condemn someone for wanting one especially someone in Makayla's place as having gotten pregnant by being raped. I applaud that she chose to keep her babies and not place blame on them for the circumstances of their creation but I think that most people in her case wouldn't be able to do that. I can say that I enjoyed the book even with that underlying religious views. And I think its strongly written and deals with issues that today's youth do have to face. I think Tich did a very good job writing this book.

  • Bianca
    2019-03-20 09:38

    I received a free copy of this book from the author in exchange of an honest review. Thank you!I read this book on Friday night,in just 2 hours. This is a new record for me. I have to start with the fact that this was a good book, but there were things that I didn’t like very much.The book seemed a little too rushed.I felt like the author was patient enough to give us more details about places,or characters or action.I think that this was the main reason why I read the book in just 2 hours. Of course, maybe you-the one reading this-will love it. I met some readers that love books that,for me,are rushed. So this is maybe because of me.Because I read the book so quickly or because it was rushed, I couldn’t connect with the characters. Though they were well portrated – really liked Eryc – I didn’t have enough time to connect with them. “Forgiven” is the kind of book that shows you the real life- the one where there are no chraming vampires to protect the poor girls in the dark. In the real life, the poor girls in the dark are unprotected and usually harmed. Like Makayla (ny the way, I LOVE the name!!). She was raped and there was nobody to protect her.The author has an huge potential and I can’t wait to read her other book, “Devada”. I think this will be a short and quick read,also, but I can’t wait to see what I like better: Tich with fantasy or Tich with non-fiction?“Forgiven” seemed to me a short story.And I like short stories. It was a great way to spend my Friday.so if you wanna spend your Saturday,Sunday or any other days in a great way, but and read “Forgiven”. I definitely recommend this book. 

  • Linda
    2019-03-06 07:18

    Contains SPOILERSThe topic is one that is difficult for so many reasons. No one can truly say they understand what anyone is feeling unless you've walked in their shoes and what woman would want to walk in these? I'll admit that I didn't like Kay too much at first just based on how mean she was to Eryc. He didn't do anything wrong and was her best friend until she walked away from him, but yet she is glaring at him their first day back at school. Once you read her story, you start to feel for her and what she went through that summer. The story was short, and I think could have been better told if there were a little bit more back story. Don't get me wrong, I do like a short story that is to the point, but when the subject is this touchy, I expected more. (view spoiler)[I don't think any girl would want to be touched that soon after being abused, even if the guy was a great guy and the pastor's son. There was no mention of her mother's reaction...if Randy is called to task after the fact, Eryc's parents' reaction, the build up of their relationship and her pregnancy...hey, how did Eryc even pay the bills? Did his Aunt Rene live with him or did he live alone? The book has the potential to be great, if sensitive, but there just wasn't enough to it (in my opinion). (hide spoiler)]

  • Tiffany Tinney
    2019-03-09 07:13

    This was a different story from those I normally read. It flowed well. There were some typos, more so toward the beginning of the story. The story is short almost like a novella. It talked about Christian faith and a minister's son who loved the girl next door who was a "bad girl." They made up their friendship after a tragedy and Eryc finds out that Makayla was raped over the summer and she thought that made her "untouchable" because she was no longer a virgin, although it was not her fault. Eryc stays with her because he loves her. After finding out she is pregnant with twins by her rapist she then contemplates abortion and when Eryc finds out he is furious and wants to kiss her and strangle her at the same time. He leaves. When her overprotective brother goes to yell at him, she falls and she goes to the hospital. Eryc finds out she didn't have an abortion and they both talk about being sinners and loving each other and she goes to church where she is forgiven for her sins and a year later they get married and raise the babies together.

  • Amanda
    2019-03-03 11:13

    This is a sweet yet sad short story. Eryc still misses his best friend Makayla after she shunned him for popularity. That was freshman year of high school. Now they're seniors and he still misses her. Deep down, she misses him too. When an accident brings them back together, Makayla is scared of something that is a secret only known to her, her twin brother, and Eryc's aunt Rene. Will Eryc still accept her, past and all? Does Makayla miss Eryc the same as he has her? This is such a realistic story, these events could and probably have happened to real people. Very touching and sad but with a HEA. I only rated it 4 stars, it should be 4.5 just cause I would have liked more details to the story. Would have liked to know what happened in the end, instead of it jumping a year in advance, or what Eryc's parents thought of everything. Great story and truly recommend it!

  • Cassie
    2019-03-22 12:23

    My Review: 5 out of 5 starsThis was an awesome book on things that could happen any given day, I loved how fast pace this read was and how it just worked! I love how Tich made this book more realistic than most books!I loved this book and I do recommend it to anyone, it might hit close to home for many, I couldn’t put it down, it only took me two hours to read! I loved how the storyline was so believable that this could have been an actual event. I died a little inside when I found out what happened to the girl. I knew what she went through was tough and I’m glad she had a wonderful support system.This book was amazing, heartbreaking, but heartwarming, and all around good! I am so happy I got the opportunity to read it!

  • Kandi
    2019-03-12 13:26

    Forgiven is wonderful story showcasing the power of forgiveness- not just for others, but for yourself as well. That bad things happen to good people, it just matters how you deal with it. After Makayla has the worst summer of her life, she's driven back into the life of her ex bestfriend, the preacher's son who lives next door when her mother ends up in the hospital due to being hit by a drunk driver. Makayla's twin brother, Thaddeus, feels he's responsible for what happened to his sister. Makayla's now faced with the hardest decisions of her life. Will she make the right decision? I highly recommend this book!

  • Belinda
    2019-03-03 12:14

    This is a story about Makayla, her twin brother Thaddeus and the boy next door Eryc and all the typical things in a teenagers life and how they deal with it - how Makayla deals with what happens to her and the consequences of that event - Great story and would definitely recommend to others

  • Tich Brewster
    2019-02-24 10:19

  • Tich Brewster
    2019-03-10 10:27