Wow, what a powerful book Ms Carlson s ability to combine faith and hard hitting topics is fantastic, and it is clear how she became such a well known inspirational fiction author She doesn t shy away from difficult issues or tie them up in a neat little bow In this novel, she writes about a family coming apart at the seams Glennis, the main character, is hit full force with her son s addiction, her husband s betrayal, and her daughter s self absorbed, distant behavior all at the same time It was interesting to read about the parent of an addict and all of the emotions she experienced As with many of her other novels, Ms Carlson uses a first person point of view, so as the reader, it felt like a very personal story I wanted to smack Jacob after he messed up time and again, causing Glennis to practically go out of her mind with worry.
Ther I picked this book with interest in addiction and what the emotional effects are on family members This really showed that side of it It didn t give much of a perspective from the addicts side though It was a drug out book that I thought could ve been done in 250 pages or less I also did not enjoy how much Christianity was brought into it There should have been a side note that it involved the mother laying her son s progressive addiction into God s hands Overall it was a pretty dull book Not my favorite but still intriguing.
Son S Addiction A Mother S Heartbreak A Family S Crisis As The Wife Of A Prominent City Attorney And The Mother Of Two Teenage Children On The Brink Of Adulthood, Glennis Harmon Lives The Kind Of Successful, High Profile Life That Many People Envy But When Nineteen Year Old Jacob Is Drawn Into Substance Abuse, Glennis Perfect World Shatters Like A Crystal Vase Rocked From Its Once Steady Shelf Glennis Struggles To Understand The [Melody Carlson] È Crystal Lies (Carlson, Melody) [sweden PDF] Ebook Epub Download Ë Response Of Her Family As They Seek To Support Jacob S Recovery Her Husband Appears Concerned With Protecting His Image Than With Finding Help For Their Troubled Son, But Glennis Becomes Determined To Save Jacob No Matter What The Cost Stepping Into A Rescuer Role, She Unintentionally Puts Her Relationship With Her Older Daughter, Sarah, And Her Already Strained Marriage On The Line And A Revelation About Her Husband Will Push Her To The Brink Of What She Can Bear How Far Should A Mother Go To Save Her Child A Compelling, Compassionate, And Ultimately Hopeful Novel About The Impact Of Substance Abuse And Addiction, Crystal Lies Is An Intimate Portrayal Of One Mother S Attempt To Simultaneously Love, Trust, And Let Go It was an okay book about a young man s addiction to crystal meth and how it affects his family I was frustrated with how idiotic the mom was and what a jerk the dad was.
Great book and shows the reality of drugs and what it does to a family.
Excellent readI started this book because I love her writing But soon discovered some friends in my own life going through this same journey This book brought me to tears in many places and gave me hope in others Thank you.
ï Crystal Lies (Carlson, Melody) ï I haven t experienced this situation first hand, but I can see how this boy s addiction could certainly put stress on every member of the family I d like to readfrom this author.
glennis life is falling apart her son jacob has been drug into the world of a crystal meth addict, and she is doing everything she can to pull him out of it unfortunately, her husband does not agree with her efforts to help and wants to sweep the whole thing under the rug glennis is in so much pain that she just has to leave one day and moves into an apartment across town jacob comes to crash at her place, but through the efforts of some friends and counseling glennis realizes that she cannot be an enabler to his habit so she has to kick him out, all while her husband is divorcing her for another woman return return return return return return return style characterisics pacing, clarity, structure, narrative devices, etc return strong first person narration helps the reader grasp the reality of dealing with an addict along with glennis told with a bit of a
The book Crystal Lies is mostly about a family that has never seen bad days It s about a family that has no problems and lives the American dream They had money and great kids with bright futures ahead of them Well at least that s what they thought The mother Glennis did not have a job she was a stay home mom The husband George was a very popular husband he made all the money The daughter Sarah was already off to college, and having a good life The son Jacob was in still in high school and his life isn t the greatest This book is about this family falling from cloud 9 Glennis and George s kids were the best until, Jacob gave up on life George was a very hard on Jacob and excepted a lot out of Jacob and Glennis never backed up her own son While Jacob would be beaten for his grades, or he played bad in a sport Well, a mouth later George wasn t getting as m Melody Carlson writes good Christian fiction, mostly because she hits on hard topics This one, as you d probably guess from the title, is on drug abuse Carlson always manages to tell a good story in a sensitive, but thoughtful manner She always leaves me wanting a bit , though