Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Book Review: Free by Lisa Litberg

I'm excited to feature book review featuring the latest book written by a friend of mine!

Free, by Chicago-based Lisa Litberg

Lisa has been writing and sharing her poems and stories for as long as she can remember. She's also has worked with struggling high school students for over fifteen years, while also raising her amazing son as a single mom. She's also an award winning dancer, as well as a singer, guitar player...what else am I forgetting? My point is that Lisa is is a truth polymath, a dynamic and inspired woman you need to know. You can follow her on Twitter (@lisalit2), on her blog at www.lisascribe.blogspot.com or on Facebook (Lisa S. Litberg). 

Free is the story of a young woman trying to find her way in the world since leaving home at the age of 18. She's a true free spirit, hence her name, Free. As she travels the U.S., forever on the road, she's trying to find not just a place to call home but a community that supports her blossoming dreams.

If you've ever followed the Grateful Dead, you might remember a young woman like Free, lost in the crowd. She's plagued by a sense of unrest, by a wandering spirit that has a hard time unleashing roots to grow in just once place. From waitressing in Chicago to selling jewelry in New Orleans’ French Market, I enjoyed following around with Free as she faces a world filled with bad choices and temptations, but also joy. It's a coming of age story that also celebrates the gifts of the open road and the strength that it takes to maintain a free spirit despite all.

Lisa is currently working on a short story compilation geared toward urban youth, as well as her second novel, which will answer her readers’ questions about what happened to Free. Read Free now, before the sequel comes out! Congrats to my amazing friend, Lisa. I truly can't wait to catch up with Free once again in the sequel!

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