Talent Fifteen and half year old Sandee Mason wants to find her talent get her driver s license and stop living in the shadow of her big brother Bri who disappeared while serving in Afghanistan

  • Title: Talent
  • Author: B. Lynn Goodwin
  • ISBN: 9781329662407
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fifteen and half year old Sandee Mason wants to find her talent, get her driver s license, and stop living in the shadow of her big brother, Bri, who disappeared while serving in Afghanistan.

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  • B. Lynn Goodwin

    B Lynn Goodwin is a teacher, editor, freelance writer, former caregiver, and the author of You Want Me To Do What Journaling for Caregivers Tate Publishing She is published in Voices of Caregivers Hip Mama the Oakland Tribune the Contra Costa Times the Danville Weekly Staying Sane When Youre Dieting Small Press Review Dramatics Magazine Career, We Care, Caregiving, and Self Care NCDA Monograph She owns Writer Advice, writeradvice.


  • Many of us who caught the theatre bug caught it early. I was one so infected, performing in all my high school and community youth theatre productions. I can attest that even among the drama geeks who share the love of the bright lights and the thrill of performing live, cliques and clashes still exist. B. Lynn Goodwin, who clearly has greasepaint running through her veins, reveals what goes on backstage and under the footlights of a high school drama production in her new book Talent.Almost-six [...]

  • I found it hard to write this review and tell you all I liked about this book without giving away spoilers. (Don’t worry, I won’t give anything away)Talent is a thought-provoking read about a girl struggling with the usual teenage problems (school, boyfriends, trying to find her own identity) but with the added problem that her older brother is missing in service in Afghanistan. Ms Goodwin creates a wonderful cast of characters who are all affected by this disappearance and I totally believe [...]

  • Talent is an emotional and sensitive story of loss, coming to terms with loss and your position and feeling within the family unit. The storyline centres around a group of drama students putting on a professional style show of 'Oklahoma'. We run through the whole of the production from the auditions in which our protagonist, Sandee, flunks, through to the opening night on which Sandee is our hero and saves the day.Sandee's brother, Brian, went to the same high school as her and has a circle of f [...]

  • Sandee Mason wants to find her talent, get her driver's license, and stop living in the shadow of her big brother. That’s a lot for an adult to handle. For this fifteen-and-half-year-old, it’s nearly overwhelming. But handle it Sandee does, in her own way and despite a number of detours that threaten to send her careening off the road to adulthood. Against the backdrop of a high school production of Oklahoma!, she makes her way through a morass of trauma—a beloved older brother, Brian, who [...]

  • *I was asked to read and review this book by the author. This in no way affected my rating or review of this book*Talent is one of those stories that can move you. It was emotionally driven by the main character in the book, Sandee. Sandee is a very strong willed and relatable teenager who is trying to cope with hearing that her brother has gone missing from Afghanistan. But along with this she is coping with all the norms and pressures that all teenage girls go through, fitting in, and most imp [...]

  • I just finished reading Talent by Lynn Goodwin. My eyes are still moist from crying. Ms. Goodwin has created a memorable character in her heroine, Sandee Mason. Sandee’s exploits made me cry with laughter, joy and empathy. I teach high school five days a week, but reading Talent brought me back to feelings I had when I was a high school student. Sandee experiences teenage angst and feelings of loss and frustration universal to the human experience. I tell my students that teenagers make mistak [...]

  • Hours after finishing Talent, I still have an ache in my throat. Once author B. Lynn Goodwin hooked me with the line, “Bri went missing in Afghanistan seven months ago,” I knew I had to keep reading because I had to know what happened. In this coming-of-age tale about high school sophomore Sandee Mason, who longs to make her mark in San Ramos High’s spring production of Oklahoma!, we learn that a sister can ache for a big brother who’s missing in war while at the same time yearn to get o [...]

  • The author’s insight into the thought processes of teenagers is evident throughout 'Talent'. Wit and stark honesty make Talent an incredibly gripping novel. Complicated layered characters and compelling plot twists maintains the reader’s interest. I wanted to know what would happen, but I didn’t want the book to end. I want to know what happened after the story ended.I hope this is the introductory novel of a Coming of Age series about Sandee.Her resolute courage made her my new hero in mu [...]

  • Author Lynn Goodwin ushers the reader into the mind, emotions, and language of a teenager in her book Talent. Sandee Mason, 15 years old, works in her school’s production of Oklahoma, where there is a script as she struggles in real life without a script--bringing life to the subtitle “Real live doesn’t have a script.” The author is a master at using dialogue to bring the reader into a teenage girl’s world as she grapples with the death of her brother along with the more ordinary strug [...]

  • Talent was a great young adult read. During reading this book I cried , laughed and was in awe at just how realistic these characters were, I also enjoyed the setting since I often take Bart to San Francisco I felt at home reading this. I think everyone can find something they enjoy about this book either going back to high school, Or how you know your not alone .Now I just hope it either gets a movie or some sort of sequel.

  • The coming-of-age story is fast-paced and full of interesting twists. Ms. Goodwin knows her way around a drama club. The book should appeal to a wide-range of students, as it deals with navigating loss, family relationships, and school dynamics as well as living up to expectations and arriving at our own conclusions. It also includes a cast of realistic characters. If you choose TALENT for your own classroom, you will appreciate the review questions at the end of the book.

  • My curiosity about the book Talent was piqued as soon as I read the press materials from the WOW! Women on Writing blog tour. First off, contemporary young adult novels are one of my favorite genres to read. Second, I participated in musicals during my high school years and loved the idea of the stage as a main setting.Talent hooks the reader from the opening pages, as fifteen-year-old Sandee Mason anxiously awaits her audition for her school’s production of Oklahoma! (I loved this part--I was [...]

  • Sandee Mason struggles, as do all her peers, with her own set of teenage anxieties, except that she has an extra huge worry: her big brother, Brian, is missing in action in Afghanistan. Bri, as she calls him, has been MIA for seven months when the story opens. The emotional upheaval of the situation has caused her parents so much angst, they have become largely unavailable to support Sandee. Without her always-reliable big brother to seek advice from, Sandee tries hard to cope on her own. She is [...]

  • Talent by B.Lynn Goodwin was not what I'd expected from looking at the cover. True, we can derive that it's a young adult novel, and with the title of Talent and glimmering lights behind red velvety curtains, it's about stage talent. But after reading on, there's a certain level of emotional growth that will appeal to a sophisticated audience.We have the typical teenage drama going on, from getting your driver's license to boys and fitting in. Our main character, Sandee have wanted to dive into [...]

  • Talent by B. Lynn Goodwin is a cute romantic coming of age about serious issues.Summery From :Fifteen-and-a-half-year-old Sandee Mason wants to find her talent, get her driver's license, and stop living in the shadow of her big brother, Bri, who disappeared while serving in Afghanistan.Talent is a timely story about a girl who learns her brother is MIA in Afghanistan. What does she do? How does she cope while trying to be part of the drama department and attempting to live normally? Lynn Goodwin [...]

  • I received a copy of this book from the author B. Lynn Goodwin for an honest review.Wow. If you haven't read this book you need tow. It was amazing. I don't give out many 5 star reviews but I feel this one deserved it. I fell in love with Sandee from the first page of this book and was so hooked I gobbled up her story in less than 7 hours. I couldn't put the story down.Sandee is a high-school student in love with theatre. She has all the insecurities that most of us had going through high school [...]

  • In Talent by B. Lynn Goodwin, readers travel with the heroine from home to school to the high school drama department, and around the Bay Area in search of herself as well as unravel mysteries that plague her. She struggles with navigating life without her older brother to guide her. Goodwin clearly understands the grief process, relationships and behind-the-scenes details of producing a play. Intriguing characters round out this coming of age novel.

  • a excellent book great for young and old never a dull moment makes you feel like you are right there love mystery adventure all the way to the end

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