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Broken People

(2014)
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"Very rarely does a book come along that opens your mind and your heart. I laughed... I cried... I am truly moved and changed in a way that I can't even explain.
Pick up this book and read it like your life depends on it... because it will definitely change your life and change your way of thinking." - A Risque Affair Book Blog

Broken People follows the lives of five separate people with one common bond - they're all broken in some way, shape or form. One thing binding them together is The Fat Kid, a self-proclaimed therapist who devotes his life to helping people who have difficulties helping themselves; people he considers to be broken.

Intentionally becoming obese in an effort to shield himself from the approach of outsiders wanting to better understand him, The Fat Kid hides behind his thick outer self. With an overbearing obnoxious attitude, he allows few people to enter his otherwise private life. Most of the people in his life come from his internet blog, and pose no real threat to him or to his odd lifestyle.

When he encounters a bulimic teenage girl through his internet blog who threatens to commit suicide, he begins to reflect on parts of his life he has spent years repressing. As he frantically chases the elusive suicidal girl in an effort to save her, he continues to assist many other broken people through his self-help blog. When he meets an extremely independent woman who challenges him, his way of living, and of viewing life he reluctantly listens.

In doing so he challenges his past mistakes, his future, and ultimately he finds himself.

"I will cherish this book for the rest of my life, and I express my gratitude to the Author for writing such an honest and heart-wrenching tale. You certainly changed my life. I might be broken, but I think, I will find peace with that. And someday, one day, I won't be this broken. No more. I would like to give this book a perfect 5/5. Yes, this is the second book (after White Oleander) which I'm giving a perfect 5/5 on my blog!" - Bhavya Kaushik, author of the critically acclaimed award winning, The Other Side of the Bed

"Broken People is simply the best mainstream novel I've read this year. It is mainstream fiction at its finest. The story-lines unfold from the viewpoints of multiple characters, each one being explored to the full extent of his or her depth of emotion, intelligence and brokenness while weaving the unique thread of that character into the warp and woof of the finished fabric. Don't expect the fabric to be beautiful, or even pleasing. It is neither. These are broken people. And the threads of their lives are split and frayed, one moment dazzlingly brilliant, the next moment faded; threads combine: the weakest point of one with the borrowed strength of the other then wound together and pulled through." - Author Jay Squires

If you enjoyed If I Stay, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, or The Fault in Our Stars


Paperback Editions

October 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Broken People
Author(s): Scott Hildreth
ISBN: 0-692-32227-2 / 978-0-692-32227-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Eralde Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

October 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Broken People
Author(s): Scott Hildreth, SD Hildreth
Publisher: ERALDE PUBLISHING
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA