The Secret Journal of Brett Colton by Kay Lynn Mangum - REVIEW

This book is AMAZING!I loved it, the story is very moving, had me crying, and I can honestly say no other book ever has.  At first I was a little apprehensive about it, since this is the first book this author has written, but aside from a couple of spelling and grammar errors I found this book is really touching.The book starts with Kathy a teenager ready to start High School who is constantly hearing stories of her dead brother Brett from her family. Every day they seem to talk about how amazing he was and what he did. But all she can think of is why they aren't moving on. She feels left out since she was only two years old when he died, and she doesn't really care what they have to say. As the book progresses Kathy is drawn more and more to her dead brother, she looks at his pictures and feels something, a connection? But she can't put her finger on it. On her birthday she is given a present, a present that has been waiting for her for 14 years. Her brother Brett has given her his Journal, that was written for her. In it she finds out who her brother really was, his thoughts, struggles and how she was a big part of his life, even though she didn't know about it. As she is going though her own problems with everything from friends to religion, the journal teaches her how to be patient and how to deal with it. This story is a perfect example of a girl coming-of-age, who learns the importance of life, love, family, and faith.