Young Adult Author Grabs Attention on Juvenile Crime

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"The Puppet Triangle" portrays juvenile crime and bullying. T. M. Deschamps sparks educational interest on a serious topic concerning youth across Canada.

The Puppet Triangle by T. M. Deschamps generates great reviews from Ontario educators with a Publish America release date of April 17, 2006. This Young Adult contemporary fiction novel is a first for Deschamps.

"The Puppet Triangle" is about a 12 year-old boy's desperate need to belong after overwhelming loneliness generates from divorce, family death, a learning disability, and his only friend gone for summer vacation. A transformation to belong to a group leads Brock Statler into a nightmare of crime and punishment! A horrifying summer results in a growth in maturity, learning lessons of life, along with difficult challenges providing Brock with experience in making life-threatening decisions.

Deschamps unique writing style approaches social issues challenged by pre-teens today. Educators dealing with the same issues described in this fictional story are drawn to The Puppet Triangle because of limited reading material for students on juvenile crime and bullying.

Professionals express support on a serious subject through book reviews.

"I counsel many students, like Brock's character, who are dealing with the wish to be accepted, peer pressures and the struggle to make wise life choices while others are not. I hope that by reading this book, many "puppets" see themselves portrayed and that they use the supportive tools described in The Puppet Triangle in order to cut their own strings." - Beverley J. Gordon, Guidance Counselor

"This book should be required reading for all 10 - 14 year olds to help them embrace their individuality, accept their personal circumstances and recognize their strengths as they make life-threatening decisions..." - Heather Pollock, Special Education Resource Teacher/Guidance Counselor

"The Puppet Triangle goes well beyond a typical day in the life of a preteen. It is a wise and wonderful book. Deals with the turmoil facing our preteens today and how they handle them. Each chapter is packed with insightful situations and how one person chose to deal with them." - Brenda Lemaire, Child & Youth Worker

"Readers will easily identify with Brock's character. ... Today's society, we meet many characters like Brock. Theresa Deschamps has shown us how easy it is... to get involved with gangs. Brock's strong character...helps him overcome his loneliness and his learning disability. The story is fast paced and has much action to captivate young readers..." - Martha Attema, Elementary Teacher/Middle Grade & Young Adult Author

For more information on "The Puppet Triangle", visit the author's website at: The Puppet Triangle, ISBN: 1-4241-2153-1, $16.95US is available at Publish America, phone: 1-301-695-1707, or fax: 1-301-631-9073.

Youth are victims of bullying in and out of school today. Such cruelty has led to life threatening situations. The Institute of Children's Literature, West Redding, Connecticut provided Deschamps writing education.

"Help educate our youth for a safer future!" Deschamps said. "Helping one person may help others along the way."

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