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my debut novel
"The family drama will grab readers, but just as enthralling is the story of a young person devoted to her music, note by note." --Booklist
"Baron successfully uses musical metaphors in the structure of the novel--short chapters with staccato action and slower cadences reflective of the family's struggle to work their way through this situation...a moving story..." --School Library Journal
"...a compelling read." --Kirkus
WINNER: FLAMINGNET Young Adult Book Reviews Top Choice Award
Alison Cuddy of WBEZ interviewed me about Shattered on the Eight Forty-Eight Show. Included is music mentioned in the book.
What authors are saying about Shattered:
"This is a novel about picking up pieces, told in a voice that is both poetic and compelling. Kathi Baron's Shattered has perfect pitch."
--Kathi Appelt, author of The Underneath, a Newbery Honor Book and National Book Award Finalist
"It takes a special kind of author to create an emotional jouney that opens our hearts. Kathi Baron is that kind of storyteller and Shattered is that kind of book."
--Louise Hawes, author of The Vanishing Point and Waiting for Christopher, both New York Public Library Best Books for the Teen Age, and Rosey in the Present Tense, a YALSA Popular Paperback
"Readers will cheer Cassie's journey as she runs away from a shattered home to a brief experience with homelessness and back again. Kathi Baron soars in this debut novel full of creative inspiration, healing and hope. --Lynn Hazen, author of Shifty, a Smithsonian Notable Book & Voice of Youth Advocates "Top Shelf Fiction"
"Shattered is a sonata in words, a deeply lyrical journey, ringing with overtones."
--Tim Wynne-Jones, Horn Book and Edgar Award winning author of Blink and Caution and The Uninvited