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Book Review: Broken People, by Scott Hildreth is reviewed by author Jay Squires- “Simply the best mainstream fiction novel I’ve read this year..”

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Jay Squires reviewed Broken People on Amazon last night. His review was outstanding…and a testament to the level of novel that this book is. Again, simply stated, if you’re reading a book, and it isn’t Broken People, you’re making a mistake.

REVIEW BY JAY SQUIRES

“Broken People” is simply the best mainstream novel I’ve read this year.  It is mainstream fiction at its finest.  The story-lines unfold from the viewpoints of multiple characters, each one being explored to the full extent of his or her depth of emotion, intelligence and brokenness while weaving the unique thread of that character into the warp and woof of the finished fabric.

Don’t expect the fabric to be beautiful, or even pleasing.

It is neither.

These are broken people.  And the threads of their lives are split and frayed, one moment dazzlingly brilliant, the next moment faded; threads combine: the weakest point of one with the borrowed strength of the other then wound together and pulled through.

FAT KID’s brokenness may repulse you.  Good!  That’s what he wants … while he exercises his own peculiar brand of genius.

MICHELLE, of Egyptian heritage, is broken by the collision of her independence against the crush of her family’s cultural inflexibility.

DAVID is broken by the conflict between his sexual identity problems and his retired marine father’s homophobia.

MARC & BRITNEY are two broken people made whole by their love–yet torn apart again by family and society.

Broken people, all, each touching the other. The threads of their lives are delicately and lovingly pulled through the loom by Scott Hildreth’s creative genius to produce the fabric of this marvelous novel.

A spot at the top of Amazon’s Bestseller list is reserved for “Broken People”!

 

Jay, thank you again. It pleases me to have someone of your level of experience pleased in my writing…

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Broken People, by Scott Hildreth $0.99 for 500 copies only

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In one month, Broken People has received (33) five star reviews. (7) on Goodreads, and (26) on Amazon.

Broken People is, by far, one of the most uplifting, feel good, must read books of this year, if not of this decade.

This book was written for teens, new adults, and adults. I purposely wrote it to be able to be read, enjoyed, and applied to all that red it, regardless of age. Tremendous thought and work went into developing a novel that could be read, enjoyed, and absorbed by all that read it.

The reviews speak for themselves. In three weeks, quotes began to show up on Google from the book. Reviews from around the world (5 star). Praise from churches, organizations, veterans, teens,…

While you’re able, get a copy this afternoon for $0.99, I will raise the price to $5.99 as soon as 500 are downloaded. This may take a day. It may take two days.

If the free weekend is an indication, it may take a few hours.

I have already adjusted the price on Amazon to 99 cents, as soon as Amazon updates, be ready and get your copy while you can….

New Adult fiction like no other. If there was a book that you knew, literally knew…going into reading it, that it would make you cry, make you think, and make you reflect on yourself as a whole, would you read it? If this book had the power of any other book that you have ever read. Any. If the book was grand enough to make you sit back and say, “Wow. I think I need to read that again…” and you immediately started over, would you read it?

Broken People, by Scott Hildreth is that book. You will, without a doubt see yourself in this book, you will. It is an amazing piece, and has an amazing story to tell.

Read this book. You will not be anything but amazed.

If someone makes you think, keep them. If someone makes you feel, keep them..

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There are so many quotes form the book Broken People, by Scott Hildreth. There is a reason the reviews are stating that it is a true “Must Read”.

It is something, as the readers state, when finished, that you continue to experience long after the book is done, It’s a book you come back to. You high light it. You re-read it. You cherish it.

“True love is not something found, rather [sic] something encountered. You can’t go out and look for it. The person you marry and the person you love could easily be two different people. So have a beautiful life while waiting for God to bring along your once-in-a-lifetime love. Don’t allow yourself to settle for anything less than them. Stop worrying about who you’re going to marry because God’s already on the front porch watching your grandchildren play.” Broken People, by Scot Hildreth

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22 Veterans a day commit suicide. Broken People, by Scott Hildreth is the #1 Amazon book in Psychology of Suicide

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22 veterans a day commit suicide. TWENTY TWO A DAY!!!!!!

Hello. I am Scott Hildreth, author of Broken People. It is a book written by a suicide survivor, intended to thwart the thoughts of suicide. One of the main characters is also a bulimic teen, which is a huge issue in the USA today. It is an easy book to read, and an impossible book to forget. It takes 5-6 hours to read, and when finished, without a doubt, will make more difference in your life than any other book you’ve read…without a doubt. Reviews are unanimous, and it is a 5 star MUST READ. Several readers are claiming (in their review) it saved their life.

I respectfully request that you read this book,  it isn’t just a book about suicide or suicidal thoughts. It has received praise for that, because that is one of the elements in the book.  There are many other elements in the book. It is, when complete, a feel good self-help type of book. It is a book that has a little of all of us in it, because in some respect, we are all broken. It can be read on Kindle, and ipod, ipad, iphone, droid, tablet, or PC. This allows immediate reading, regardless of whether or not you have a Kindle platform. Kindle viewers are free on Amazon.com

This book is quickly becoming critically acclaimed in the three weeks it has been available. It is now being adopted by the Institute of Suicidology as a required read. Everyone that has read it and reviewed it says the same thing, they are changed. It hits hard, it hits deep, and it forces the reader to understand there is a means of recovery, and it is within. I, personally, have received therapy for my PTSD, and I can say this without hesitation, this book can do, in 6 hours, what ten years of therapy cannot.

An Indian author, Bhavya Kaushik, wrote a critically acclaimed novel that received praise a year ago: The Other Side of The Bed. He read the book a week ago, and claimed that it changed his mind, and saved his life. It’s that powerful. (link below)

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Imagine this: what if this book is all that I say. What if that one veteran, reading this, changes his/her mind and DOESN’T pull the trigger…

Please, take time to read the reviews. Take time to read the book. And please, spread the word. Because this book was written for one reason. To change lies.

 Scott Hildreth, author Broken People

$3.99 A Kindle book that makes you feel better than anything you’ve ever read.

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BROKEN PEOPLE
I had a girlfriend, at 21, commit suicide while I was away. I have lived with that guilt forever. Several friends and family members have done the same thing. Throughout my life, I have met, talked to, and attempted to assist anyone that appeared to be broken, as long as they were willing to help themselves. I wrote this book to show how people feel. To allow the reader to feel, truly feel and associate with the characters. This is a book of feelings. Characters are depressed, angry, sad, elated, full of fear, confused, frustrated, hysterical, jealous, and lonely.

I stopped drinking a few decades ago. In my drinking, and in my not, I have found many other broken people. I frequent coffee houses the way that most everyone else frequents a bar. In these places, I meet more broken people. My exposure to these people made me want to write this book.

This book is fiction. It is a made-up story of five people. Five people that have different problems, different lies, and different issues. It’s a story about losing. Winning. And, ultimately, finding yourself. It is told through the voices of all five people. One of these people, the main character, is an overbearing asshole. He is vulgar, he is obese, and he is always talking thrash to whoever he encounters. He hates people. But he loves to help people that he wants to. He meets people. He encounters a lot of people he doesn’t help. But he encounters these people, and their lives are changed. His life and his mind, throughout this process, changes as well.

A suicidal girl is one. She is bulimic.

Another is somewhat of an intelligent dreamer. She is the heroine in the book.

A homosexual son of a former Marine war veteran. He can’t tell his dad he is gay.

And, the romantic. He comes from a home without a father. He has issues of his own, but, overall, he’s a great guy.

The reviews of this book are remarkable. Remarkable. Everyone agrees, this is a book that you must read. You must. It will, without a doubt, be one of the best reads you ever had. Additionally, it will have a greater, a deeper, and a longer lasting effect than anything else you’ve read or seen.

This is New Adult fiction like no other. If there was a book that you knew, literally knew…going into reading it, that it would make you cry, make you think, and make you reflect on yourself as a whole, would you read it? If this book had the most power of any other book that you have ever read. Any. If the book was grand enough to make you sit back and say, “Wow. I think I need to read that again…” and you immediately started over, would you read it?

Broken People, by Scott Hildreth is that book. You will, without a doubt see yourself in this book, in at least one of the characters, you will. It is an amazing piece, and has an amazing story to tell.

Read this book. You will not be anything but amazed.

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MUST READ Broken People, by Scott Hildreth (32) 5 Star reviews

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Broken People, by Scott Hildreth continues to get reviews that come in, at the rate of a few a day. They are all (5) star, except 3. Total, there are 32 five star reviews, and 3 (4) star.

Yesterdays review by 1Booklover was great. 5 stars. She stated that she was afraid that she couldn’t even do the book justice in her review. She stated that it was a “Must read” for parents and teens alike.

A must read. That, of course, means that it is their recommendation that you “must” read it.

This book was written with the intent of any age (above 14)  being able to read it and have it effect them. It actually crawls within you, and flows through your veins like an infection. The characters are all real, raw, and full of life. The book is written from the perspective of the five characters, individually, in first person. The story unfolds, and the each character’s life is somehow tied to the other. In the end, they are all tied together.

This book is similar to Thirteen Reasons Why meets The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Be an adult, or be a teen…or anything in between, you will leave this book a different person. A richer person. It will, at minimum, leave you thinking about who you are, and what got you to this point in life. Additionally, it will have you second guessing what it is that you intend to do with the rest of your life.

If you are a parent of a teenagers, or have children in high school, you must read this book. You must. It will change the way you look at them. When you’re done, have them read it.

You will be forever grateful you did.

Scott Hildreth, author of Broken People

Broken People, by Scott Hildreth – “This book healed my soul” – Reviews of Broken People

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Broken People, by Scott Hildreth continues to receive praise from those that read it.

This book was written with the intent of not merely being a story. It was written with the hope that when people read it, they would see a little bit of themselves in the characters. It was carefully crafted to include almost all concerns that teens are currently concerned with in growing up. In school, in life, with parents, with boy freinds, college, therapy, drug use, military, money, shopping, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Snapchat, Instagram, bulimia, interracial relationships, being grounded….just about everything that happens and becomes an issue is covered in this piece of fiction.
Additionally, the concerns that the parents have regarding raising children are covered. Kids being with significant others that parents prohibit, acting in a manner that is prohibited, drinking, lying, depression, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders, therapy, codependency, alcoholism, teen pregnancy, photo sharing, skipping school, grades, college…all covered.
The story comes together with five colorful characters that are real, raw, and true to life. The story has no sugar coating. They cuss, they drink, they get tattoo’s, they wreck cars, they fight, they get pregnant, they purge, they lie to their parents, they text naked selfies, they skip school, and they die.
The story is told in manner that we can all relate to. It is told in a manner that opens eyes, changes minds, and leaves you, at the end, wanting to live life. If there was or is a book in recent years that may make a huge impact on you, your kids, and your way of thinking, this is that book. Simply stated, if you’re reading anything but Broken People, you’re just not reading the right book. Read something that gives you the motivation to live life as it is intended to be lived.
Here are the reviews from Goodreads. Go to Amazon and see 26 more just like these. This book is remarkable.
GOODREADS REVIEWS OF BROKEN PEOPLE
My review may contain remarks/comments/quotes someone may find offensive, but they in no way reflect my view on the situation or person depicted. This is a review and therefore is only a reflection of my own personal feelings and emotions for the book and nothing more…
You ever read something that really…REALLY makes you think about life, your actions, your reactions, your personal feelings, your view of others?? Oh? No? There have been a few for me….and this is one of them. This story blew me away. I mean….really fucked with my emotions, my thinking, and honestly made my heart hurt a bit.
How does one begin to put their thoughts and emotions into words……let me attempt to….
“Broken people attract broken people” The Fat Kid…“”Chocolate. I need fucking chocolate.” David…. “God hates fags” Marc….“Love that just is.” Britney…“Help. This. Girl.” Michelle“Stay human” 5 people….5 broken people…..5 beautifully broken stories…5 beatifully amazingly broken stars….Infinite messages….Many many emotions.
“Time passes, and things change. “ A heart wrenching story of broken souls finding broken souls. Broken souls mending broken souls. Broken souls saving broken souls.
Life ain’t always beautiful…..Scott Hildreth’s debut definitely forces us as readers to face that fact and see the ugliness, the darker side of life’s dirty little secrets. He shows us that we are not alone in our fears, our insecurities…in a very raw and real way. You might not think of yourself broken, but everyone…in their own way…is somehow broken….if only a little bit.
“Knowing or admitting being broken doesn’t help if we aren’t conscious of just what the underlying problem is. I am conscious of my faults, my character defects, and my short comings. I do what I do, not to mask it or separate myself from the realization, but to make my life less painless. I found myself relating to parts of this story’s messages. This book forced me to take a look at my scars and my fears. Forced me to consider others….and their scars. I am broken in my own ways…. “Letting down others hurts me far more than letting myself down. It disappoints me greatly to disappoint others.” I have my demons…but….. “From destruction comes creation. Beauty will rise from the ashes.” Hildreth introduces us to “The Fat Kid”…… “I ate donuts the way a 110 pound Asian eats hot dogs at the Nathan’s Hot Dog National Eating Championship. Bite. Drink. Swallow. Bite. Drink. Swallow.” He pads himself, uses vulgar language, acts like a snarky asshole at times….. all to shut people out. Why would someone want to get to know an obese, vulgar, insensitive human being? It’s his defense against life….against failure….against getting close….against hurt.
He takes us on his journey….and gives us his broken and scattered puzzle pieces. Although there are multiple points of view, for me the “Fat Kid” is the focal point of the story. This is his life. This is his brilliant story of his road to redemption and forgiveness. This is him overcoming his incident “Good friends, friends that really care, are a once in a life time thing.” My heart bled a little for each character. My compassion for their situation and their heart ache grew with each page I turned. Hildreth most definitely has an amazing sense of verbal prowess and an uncanny ability to tell each character’s heart breaking story in a brilliant light.
As a parent, this book was some what of a self-help inspirational piece of art. Although I am not a parent to teen….yet…God forbid my child have to go thru any of the pain depicted or face any of the same issues. I can’t 100% safe guard my child from all the pain or troubles in life, but I can damn well make sure that I am there every step of the way, helping walk them thru it when I can and holding their hand…..regardless is the situation. Full fledged support and understanding.
I would without any reservations recommend everyone to read this amazing story.
“If someone makes you think, keep them. If someone makes you feel, keep them.” This one is a keeper……… (Heather S, Goodreads)
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Broken People embark the debut of Scott Hildreth, but while reading the book I could not make out that it was his maiden attempt. The narration was very mature and almost flawless. I was going through from one chapter to another without realizing the passage of time. This is not a book about just one character; instead the narration has been shifted from one chapter to another. Usually, it is very hard to justify with the flow of any novel while changing the narration between chapters, but the Author has done a remarkable job in narrating the storyline from different perceptions in a single book. The storyline revolves around a “Fat-Kid”, who runs an internet blog, helping troubled people (read Broken People), suffering from depression, peer pressure, parental problems, sexuality, eating disorders and suicidal tendencies. He started the blog after losing his girlfriend and another “incident” which happened in his life. His girlfriend committed suicide and left a letter for him, which he carried throughout his life, and with that letter he carried guilt, resentment, and the weight of this entire world. If you want to know about the other “incident”, then you have to read the book! But his life was changed when he met another broken soul like him, who changed his life entirely. The book does not entirely revolve around just these two people; it elucidates struggles, failures, and hardships that are faced by people like us every day. It is an amalgamation of stories of broken people, not one or two, but a lot – which I believe is the best part about this book. The author is a brilliant storyteller, a wordsmith, and the way with which he has interwoven these people together is absolutely above my comprehension. I was able to relate with almost each and every character, but it was one specific character which reflected me entirely and I cried while reading all of its narration. It is written with utmost thoughtfulness and will leave a deep impression on your mind after a read, because of its depth. It has some hauntingly beautiful descriptions and metaphors, and is filled with breathtaking quotes. There are numerous quotes in this book which broke my heart and created a space for them inside of my soul, but this one quote stood out for me from the entire text – “I wondered what was behind the suicide. There is always a reason, something, an event that takes them over the edge, making the pain unbearable. Sometimes it may be a combination of items that the person just can’t comprehend living with, but it’s always one thing that takes them over the edge. It’s not that they actually want to die. Generally, they just want the pain to stop.”
I admit in this review that all my life I have felt broken. Well, not entirely, but a part of me was always broken. And after reading this book I realized that I was not alone. There are people like me – damaged, broken, shattered, who are waiting for someone to heal them, for someone to put them back at their place. I have to admit that this book broke my heart while reading. I cried so many times while reading it, that I lost the count. But it also inspired me to wipe my tears away, and to put a smile on my face. This book inspired me to look at my scars – my battle wounds, and the broken piece of my soul with my eyes full of empathy and heal them. It is one of the first times in my life when I found solace in words that are written by someone else. It was like, as if his words were healing my soul. I never felt that way before. I can clearly admit that this is a life changing book. You may ask me now, how am I so certain about it? The reason is pretty simple. It changed my life, and that is more than enough to prove my beliefs right. This is not just a piece of fiction, this is more than that. These are stories which will tear you apart, and heal your heart – surprisingly both at the same time. It is a kind of those “self-help” books that makes you a better person after a read. It doesn’t matter if you are a teenager, or a single parent, an Egyptian or an Indian (like me), a research scholar or a teacher – but this is a book which everyone should read, regardless of their age and the genres which they prefer to read. I will cherish this book for the rest of my life, and I express my gratitude to the Author for writing such an honest and heart-wrenching tale. You certainly changed my life. I might be broken, but I think, I will find peace with that. And someday, one day, I won’t be this broken. No more. (Bhavya Kaushik, Goodreads)
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An amazing book, the story was gripping and I believe all parents should read it as well as any teenagers that are struggling with modern day life. I know of a few that this book would help and will be recommending it to them. Brill, thanks to a recommendation I was lucky to get to read this amazing book. (Kathryn Parry, Goodreads)
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This book without a doubt could change someones life. However it changed my view on life. Besides that it was very well written with numerous hints and hidden messages in the writing. By far one of my favorites I have ever read. (Kelli Hardyman, Goodreads)