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Melody Dean-Dimick

2023 FAPA Award Winner


Set in Central Florida, Broken tells the story of Riley Barrie, a high school senior, living within the confines of her survivalist father's chain-link fence. Riley battles both the effects war has had on her father and the harassment of the bullies who plague her on the bus and at school. As she struggles to lose weight and be accepted by her new classmates, her feelings for Dante, the other school loner, turn to fantasies and blind affection. Will her romantic interest in Dante break her and change her life forever?

Climb the squeaky steps and open the door into Riley's world....

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