Reviewer: Becky Hrivnak
Broken like Glass written by EJ McCay, is the first book I've read by this author.
I've always enjoyed first person books. This book makes you feel like you're sitting with Lilly as she tells you her life...the good, the bad, and the ugly.
This book is a pondering book...one you hope and pray you never meet a person as broken as Lilly, yet you hope there are those out there as true as Uriah!
The closeness that Lilly is depicted to have with the Lord is truly encouraging. I'm not comfortable in using the pet name she has for our Lord and Savior, but as I read...I can see it came from her brokenness.
This book opened a lot of my ponderings to the people we know, or think we know, and what has made them into the person they are today.
McCay doesn't shy away from speaking of the true pain from having such a shattered life... shattered lives that can be a product of our own choices or merely born into...but she also openly shows how a shattered life in our eyes can have the saving grace and power of the Lord shine from it.
I'm interested in seeing other books published by this author. I was given a copy of this book by the author. All thoughts and comments are my own.
Reviewer: Beverly Wallin
The story was really good, well-developed, and a real page turner. It was all from the heroine's perspective. I would suggest it be edited due to the many grammatical errors, especially changing from present tense to past tense. It's quite distracting until you get used to it. Things could also be worded better in some places. I really liked the Christian aspect. Lilly had a close personal relationship with God, unlike the rest of the town. The author used simple words to give great descriptions. For example, "Whatever was inside me just kinda crawled out, wiggling like a worm on a rainy day, and now it was stuck on the pavement waiting for a bird to pick it off."
Reviewer: Jane Daly
I love discovering a new author whose work shines like this one. Broken Like Glass is the story of Lillian, who can't remember why she stabbed her father in the grocery store. BAM - I was sucked into the personal and emotional trauma. The descriptions are beautiful, yet steeped in tragedy. Lilly is feisty and down-to-earth. I especially loved the way she talked to Jesus, calling Him Papa. I can't wait to see what EJ McCay writes next.