Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Blog Tour (Review): Freedom Road by T.M Souders

Freedom Road Tour

Freedom Road by T.M Souders, Kindle edition book cover

Freedom Road
T.M Souders

Genre: YA, contemporary
Editions available: Paperback, Kindle, ebook
Date published: September 17, 2012
Publisher: T.M Souders
Source: BB Book Tours/author

Summary (Goodreads):

Since the tender age of eight, music served as Samantha Becker’s source of solace against her father’s tyranny and her mother’s alcoholism. Now at eighteen, her only dream is to study classical guitar at Juilliard. But when her father’s careless actions lead to an “accident,” which threatens her ability to play the guitar, Sam becomes despondent. Losing all confidence in her future, Sam hides behind the emotional barriers that have protected her for years.

Just when Sam has given up, two unexpected people enter her life, giving her the confidence she needs, and forcing her to evaluate all she’s ever known. Battling her father’s plans for her future, band mates using her for personal gain, and a permanent injury, the odds are stacked against her. With auditions approaching and time running out, Sam must relearn to play the guitar, or be destined to give up her dreams forever.


My Thoughts:

To where and whom would you hold on to when you felt like your world has lost it all? Family, dreams, peers. None.

Samantha, the female protagonist, felt like she has lost it all. There's a point when I was reading this book that I thank God for I am not her. How unfortunate she was. And you--anyone--would say that it's not the end of the world, that there are other wonderful things in life and that there are other people had the worst problems. I also told Samantha that, while reading. I wish she could hear me.

One thing I liked about her was that she didn't shut the world out, she even gained real friends. Another thing was that she kept going, dreaming, and have that perseverance to reach her dreams.

I also enjoyed it because it's a music novel and I understand how important music is in her life. Especially it it's the one you've known and been for the most part of your life. The love story in it was also an added flavor for the book's very nice outcome. I loved that it made me felt real. 

Freedom Road is a book about like Samantha is, to keep going even if the ground is crumbling just to reach the dreams you're aiming for. It is an easy read and I think a lot of people will learn, if not relate, from this book. 


This must be YA novel, but anyone can enjoy and learn from this one.

Book cover comment/s:

I really liked it. I love how she looks at you and you feel like you're seeing through her and she to you.


Author Bio:
T.M. Souders was born in Johnstown, PA and grew up in the suburbs outside of Pittsburgh. She graduated in 2004, from Youngstown State University, with a degree in Psychology and minor in Women’s Studies. She is the author of bestselling women’s fiction novel, Waiting on Hope, as well as the novelette Dashing Through The Snow. Her young adult crossover novel, Freedom Road, is due to be released later this year. She currently lives in rural Ohio with her husband and children.

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