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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Empty by K.M. Walton Blog Tour~Review & Giveaway

I am so glad to be a part of this tour! Today's tour stop features my review along with a giveaway for you to enter so make sure you check it out.

by K.M. Walton
 Published by: Simon Pulse
Released on: January 1st, 2013
Hardcover      241 pages
Rating: 4/5

    K.M. Walton has written a novel full of so much raw, powerful, and gripping truth. There is no dancing around the topic, it has been put forth for everyone to witness clearly in reading. I found myself on numerous occasions struggling with the main character named Dell as she purposely made fun of herself in hopes to eliminate others from doing it. Thinking back, I have seen others do this and am saddened by the thought that this is necessary for people to do. Dell is overweight and struggles on the inside, trying to remain strong on the outside. 
  Having a broken family, she struggles every day, on going on a diet and cutting back on her portions only to lead to excessive eating. With a mother who is never around and a father who cares more for his fiance, she is only left with her baby sister who looks up to her and a friend that doesn't really doesn't know how Dell really feels. 
   Having to deal with all of this, Dell has an event happen to her that she just can't forget and can't open up to anyone about. It's personal and life altering. And when the truth ends up getting flipped around, Dell lays all options on the table and acts on them. 
  Walton has written a powerful and hardcore ending that will leave your heart truly touched by Dell's story.  

Bio: K. M. Walton is the author of Cracked (Simon Pulse ~ Simon & Schuster 2012), Empty (Simon Pulse ~ Simon & Schuster 1-1-2013) and the co-author of Teaching Numeracy: 9 Critical Habits to Ignite Mathematical Thinking (Corwin Press 2011 - lead author Margie Pearse) for mathematics teachers K - 8. As a former middle-school language-arts teacher she's passionate about education and ending peer bullying. She gives school presentations on the topic "The Power of Human Kindness." She lives in PA with her husband, two sons, cat, and turtle. Visit the author at or follow her on twitter @kmwalton1.

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  1. This sounds like an emotional book. This one is definitely on my TBR list and I have heard nothing but great things about it. Fantastic review!

  2. Who I Kissed was a pretty good Tough Issue book, I really enjoyed it :)

    Paige @ Comfort Books

  3. Tough issue book. Not sure if I have a favorite because it's been a while since I read one that made me really think in those terms. Thanks for the great review and the chance at the giveaway prize.

  4. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

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  5. Well, this book looks interesting. I love books that deal with powerful and raw emotions and serious subjects. Empty looks really full of intrigue :P
    GREAT post
    Your constant reader,

  6. I don't think I have a favorite. But after working with lots of teen girls who had a variety of problems, I love authors who deal with these tough issues.
    RC: June Manning

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  8. This was a gift for my daughter who just graduated college and secured a teaching position at the middle school level. The author was my daughter's 6th grade teacher - so I felt this fitting to add to her classroom library as she embarks on this new journey in her life.

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