Sunday, July 15, 2012

A Young Person's Review of Address Unknown

Following is a very thoughtful review sent by a young reader. Thanks, Ellie. You seem to be a very compassionate and caring individual. Stay just the way you are.

My Review of Address Unknown, by Charles Warren

        Mr. Warren's book Address Unknown was great! I read it in about 1 to 1 1/2 days, it was that interesting!

        I like to read books that you could say are 'real world' type themes, like things that happen in the world today, which is why I loved Address Unknown! I think it was a great theme to write about.

        I am going to be completely honest, I loved the book, but the beginning wasn't boring, not at all, it wasn't like nothing happened, but not much did. I understand that you needed to portray Marshall, Mindy, and their Mother homeless, and that they will only be homeless for five weeks, and that they needed to keep it a secret.

        The part of the book when things were happening, like when Crystal stayed on Marshall, repeatedly asking things like when she could see his new house, got me thinking, and got me excited for the rest of the book. But during the beginning, in my point of view, anyway, is that what happened mainly in the beginning was a sort of routine, maybe? That is my only negative comment, the rest of which I loved!

        Being 12 years of age, I have begun to understand many forms of crisis' in our world, such as homelessness, and things like that. I think it is important for people to be aware of homelessness, whether it be just knowing about it, or deciding to start food drives, donate money, or even if you are homeless for a temporary period of time, to stay calm, not panic, and to realize hundreds of thousands of people deal with this sort of thing every day!

        Like I said, I like to read about things that can happen in our world, so this book I particularly enjoyed.

        All over all, I think you did an excellent job creating this book! I love it, and I am sure other kids like me will enjoy this book also.



(P.S. Thanks for signing my and my sisters copy of your great book!)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Address Unknown Now Available on Kindle

My novel Address Unknown is now available through as an eBook for Kindle and other eReaders.

Praise for Address Unknown:

“Right on target with what homeless students and families go through.”
       Dee Dee Wright, Homeless Liaison for Students in Polk County, Florida

 "A compassionate and engrossing story about homelessness in America. Its vivid descriptions bring each character and scene to life, helping the reader to experience some of the pain and anxiety the homeless endure. I highly recommend 'this read'!!
    Ms. Joyce K. Viscusi, MA, 28 years in education.

 This novel will help promote awareness and empathy for an ever growing problem that families often keep secret due to shame and fear.  It is a great story and a timeless social commentary for students, teachers, and community members.
Bernice S. Warren, Elementary School Counselor for 30 years, National Board Certified