Synopses & Reviews
is a heartfelt story about a young girl who was blind-sided by her parents' untimely divorce. Told in graphic novel form, Mend
is inspiring and compelling, written by and for a young audience.
Sophia's is a heart-wrenching, first-hand story told from the perspective of an 11-year old girl, whose heart broke when her parents unexpectedly announced their divorce. Feeling lost and alone in Las Vegas, Sophia initially puts the blame on herself. Over time, self-loathing manifests into empowerment. Sophia goes on a mission to get her parents back by demanding they both remain in her life. Her heroism is driven by the prophetic words written on an old report card, an innocuous paper robot, and a single prayer that's miraculously answered.
Mend: A Story of Divorce
is the first in a series of graphic novels written by young adults for their peers.
Sophia, the fourteen-year-old author and protagonist, tells the heart-wrenching story of her parents' divorce. She was just nine years old, happy and enjoying life with her mom, dad, and little brother in Las Vegas, Nevada. Unexpectedly, one night, a violent argument disrupted her sleep and shattered her life. The next morning, her parents told her the dreaded news--they were getting divorced. Her dad was moving to California, while Sophia and her brother would stay with their mom.
Any child who has experienced the trauma of divorce will understand Sophia's reactions: First, she blamed herself. But then, she remembered a note a teacher once wrote on her report card, and was inspired to focus on bringing both parents back into her life. Even if they could not be under the same roof, she thought, they could still share in caring for her and her brother.
Sophia's story will resonate with children (and adults) who have faced a split in their family, or who have friends dealing with divorce. The book includes helpful advice for parents, as well as a special Teacher's Corner page.
Zuiker Press is proud to publish stories about important current topics for kids and adolescents, written by their peers, that will help them cope with the challenges they face in today's troubled world.