Give Me A Sign is the story of Liz, a 16 year old who faces a great deal of challenges in her life. At home, she is unable to understand why her mother has so quickly erased her fathers existence, at the same time currently sleeps with another man. When at school and out on the town, she is bullied by the Russel twins, who make fun of her height, looks and size 9 feet. Then her heart beats uncontrollably whenever she is around Doug, a gorgeous, strong willed man who she madly wishes to be with, and amazingly transforms her life. She begins to see the world differently, takes chances, learns BSL and goes from a low self esteem Giraffe to a graceful Swan.
It was only recently I stumbled upon Shanta Everington's first work; Marilyn and Me. After finishing it, I quickly purchased and eagerly awaited the arrival of Give Me A Sign. Shanta has a very special gift as a writer. In such a short period of time, you come to understand and feel for the character at the heart of the story. She has a unique ability to make you excited, scared, nervous, heartbroken or even full of hope right along with her character. So many writers do an amazing job at painting the world in which their characters live and breathe in with very little effort, while they spend tremendous effort on bringing the characters to life. Shanta has the ability to perfectly paint her characters with very little effort, which draws you in very quickly, and powerfully.
For anyone looking for a fresh and wonderful new author to populate their bookshelves, look no further then Shanta and her books. You will not regret it!