Katrina L. Burchett is the third born of her parents' six children; the shy, quiet one who, to this day, expresses herself better with the written word. As far back as she can remember it felt natural to have a piece of paper and a pen or pencil in hand. In grade school she wrote a play or two that her classmates acted out for teachers and their students. During her middle and high school years creating poems was what she loved most, and a couple of them were printed in the local newspaper.
Burchett launched a small book publishing company in 2007, naming it after her teenage niece, Kapri. Choices is Burchett's debut novel. She wanted to go deeper than the teen sexual activity and teen pregnancy statistics, so she wrote an emotional, thought-provoking read exploring the reasons why some young people make the choice to become sexually active, and why others choose to abstain... Shauntice, Angel, Bridgette, LaKeeta, and Hope are teenage girls making decisions about boyfriends and premarital sex.
Choices is the first of a trilogy. The next novel will explore teen parenting and the relationships Shauntice, Angel, Bridgette, LaKeeta and Hope have with their parents. It will also delve more into the lives of the guys in Choices. And the third novel will focus on teens and drinking.
Once the trilogy is complete, Lord willing, Kapri Books will publish the works of aspiring authors.
"Young readers will identify with Burchett's realistic characters,who are true to life and spare no one, not even themselves, of their imperfections. Hip, hip, hooray to Burchett for not trying to create unbelievably perfect characters, but making a choice to give us real characters we can cheer on instead!"
"Choices by Katrina L. Burchett is characterized as "Young Adult Fiction", I think it should be known as a wondrous work of Young Adult Christian Fiction... Burchett wrote a well told, well-written story that will make you laugh, cry and, best of all, feel. Every emotion you could possibly have will come out while reading this catchy, fast-paced novel. I recommend this book to readers of all genres. I loved it!"
"The dialogue is especially frank and honest, and the characters ring true. This is a book that is full of real experiences that doesn't flinch away from the darker aspects of life, but instead faces them and sends out a strong encouraging message to the readers about living with what life deals you, and where to find the strength to do so."
The Compulsive Reader
"Choices is a very intense book. It deals with issues that few Christian books dare to explore. The story is graphic and hard hitting. The writing is excellent, and sheds light on a reality that I was not very familiar with. I was rooting for all the girls and shed quite a few tears as I read about the tough choices they made. Issues such as rape, domestic abuse, premarital sex, teen pregnancy, abstinence, and death are all addressed.
What is special about this book is that all these situations are presented in such a manner to lead the reader to Christ. We all have choices to make in how we lead our life, it's up to us to make the choice that honors God. There is a clear presentation of salvation and the author invites all readers to accept Jesus as their personal Savior."
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