The Tattered Gloves

· J.L. Berg
3 reviews

About this ebook

From USA Today bestselling author J.L. Berg comes a poignant story about young love that will stick with you long after the last page.

Head down.

Don’t look up.

Never make eye contact.

Those were the words I lived by growing up, the words that protected me in a house where men frequented, but did not stay. But, even with all the rules and warnings, I couldn’t keep them all away.

I couldn’t keep him away.

Hoping to leave behind the shattered life of my past, I find myself in a small town, with an aunt I’ve never met and at a school I loathe. 

But soon I learn, not everything in this world is as black and white as I’ve determined. Sometimes those we are so quick to judge need a second or third time to make a first impression.

 And often, there are friendships and even love—real love, waiting just around the corner, if we are brave enough to take that first step.

Am I brave?

Or will I hide behind these tattered gloves of mine forever?

Ratings and reviews

3 reviews
Mary Jo Toth
January 24, 2017
Heart wrenching. Hopeful. Courageous. Willow was born into a horrible situation, a mother who is a prostitute and really didn’t want a child. For years she has hidden in her bedroom as her mother told her but the hunger would get unbearable. Then one night, she broke the rule and her whole world is flipped upside down. She is sent to live with an Aunt she never knew existed, Addy, her mother’s twin sister. That one night, she puts on a pair of red gloves, her armor to protect herself from all the bad things. As she begins life in a new town and school, can she continue to be invisible? My heart broke for Willow yet at the same time, she kept moving forward, she went to school, she got an after-school job and slowly, she let her Aunt in. At the same time, she found 2 persistent friends, Allison and Sam, that had their own issues but together, they all have to face their own challenges as they traverse high school life. I voluntarily read an ARC of this book and this is my honest review.
Tonia Kiene
January 31, 2017
Wasn't my favorite one but it was an ok read. The book didn't keep my attention....

About the author

J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready Series and has written over a dozen other novels in the past decade. She is a California native but currently calls Virginia home. When she's not writing, you will likely find her spending time with her family or watching Doctor Who. J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC. Learn more at

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