“Beverly Stowe McClure writes excellent stories for the youth of today. She has done it again with Life on Hold. Her comprehension of a teenager’s feelings, as they mature and become more aware of life around them, is very astute and empathetic.
Myra Gibson has to put her life on hold when she happens to come across a very disturbing piece of paper while cleaning out the family guesthouse. It is such a shock to her that she cannot even think about it, much less ask her parents about it. As an introverted teen, she has no one she can confide in.
“On June eleventh, ten days after my sixteenth birthday life as I knew it came to an end.”
The startling discovery will change Myra’s life, both with her family and her friends. She has to work it out by herself at first, but eventually starts to open up with her mother, then her father. Later she brings her friends into her secret and finds that she has a lot of support from all sides. Teens will love following Myra and her friends and family to the conclusion of her dilemma.
Beverly Stowe McClure lives in Texas with her husband, Jack. She is the mother to three sons, grandmother to four granddaughters and two grandsons and great grandmother to one great grandson. Her official bio says she married very young.
Beverly is a member of both the North Texas and the national Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Some of her other books for teens include Caves, Cannons, and Crinolines, Listen to the Ghost, Secrets I Have Kept, Rebel in Blue Jeans and Just Breeze.