This is not just a book promotion effort. Many books are written just to entertain;
others are written to send a message. A MAINE CHRISTMAS CAROL is a holiday message to fight teen drug use. Set in contemporary
Hallowell, Maine, this retelling of the Dickens classic focuses on the issues that affect today's teens including drug and
alcohol abuse and teen suicide. The reviews of the book have been great. The message is ideally suited for middle and high
school aged teens as well as families with teens. Give our youth a gift that not only encourages reading, but that also contains
a lesson that is written in today's language that addresses today's issues. For more information, please visit the books
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A MAINE CHRISTMAS CAROL is more than a retelling of the
Dickens classic. It is a contemporary look at modern society with a focus upon young adults. Set in Hallowell, Maine we find old Scrooge replaced by 16 year
old TJ. Having lost his father in Iraq,
TJ has turned to drugs in an attempt to cope with a world that he feels has spun out of control. TJ alienates
himself from his family and friends and his father returns in spirit, like Jacob Marley of old, in an attempt to steer
his son from the path of self-destruction. As one reviewer says of the novel, "In the guise of the well loved tale it reminds
us of the effects of modern life, its drugs, wars and poverty, on its people. It gives us the hope and optimism that is much
needed in our contemporary world." This novel has received numerous pre-publication reviews that praise its style and content.
The English editor of Arabesques Literary and Cultural Review says it is a "biting Christmas fable for our times. Read it,
weep, and rejoice."