Angel Rock Leap978-1-94384-987-1
Can a person's life really be over at just 19? Sarah challenges this notion when, after flunking out of school, she decides to return to her hometown to try to gain a better understanding of what might be holding her back in life. Home is the hardest place for Sarah to teach herself to stop being a victim. But it is also likely the most important place to do it. She uses her newfound knowledge about herself to pull others out of similar crises, as love is rediscovered and friendship is borne out of adversity. Angel Rock Leap is riddled with lost and broken characters, each guilty of hurting those around them because they, themselves, hurt. This is an anti-bullying story that is Christian principle-based, with particular emphasis on the idea that hurting people hurt people. Kirkus Reviews: What at first appears to be an overblown high school drama proves to be an astute look at the painful connection between low self-esteem and bullying... A unique voice emerges from an unlikely heroine in this quickly paced coming-of-age story. D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review: Angel Rock Leap wraps a diverse selection of themes (alienation, bullying, and how victims turn tables to become something greater than their pain) into its story, and is a strong recommendation for fiction readers seeking emotional stories of protagonists who hover at the intersections of life-changing events and decisions. Paige Lovitt for Reader Views: "Angel Rock Leap" by Ellen Weisberg and Ken Yoffe is so realistic and covers relevant issues affecting society today. The characters truly seem like real people to me. Ifelt their anger and angst permeating into my hands through the pages of this novel. I could easily relate to some of the issues that the protagonist has to overcome, such as learning how to get past hurt and anger caused by people not worthy of our energy.While this novel is written about young adults, I think readers of all ages will enjoy it, and find themselves relating. "Angel Rock Leap," would be a great selection for a reader's group.