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Tear Stained Eyes
Not all fairy tales end happily ever after. . .

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Tear Stained Eyes Quotes

I've been trying to decide what to post about Tear Stained Eyes. It's very difficult considering I don't want to reveal any of the surprise events in the book. I might be able to post an excerpt of the book sometime though. Anyway, I think I am going to post 3 quotes per week from Tear Stained Eyes. Here's this week's quotes:

-Even the most religious of all schools have bad pupils. Girls who went to that school were wealthy and overindulged. They listened to rap music, wore immodest clothing, and covered their faces with makeup. The complete opposite of what any Catholic girl should be subjected to.

-You could tell I was disregarded by fellow peers my whole life, by the way I judge myself.

-Worldly-minded Girls these days are ignorant of their surroundings or their faith. They go about, doing as they please, whenever, even if it puts their soul or purity in jeopardy.

Please, if anyone has any ideas for what I should post (preferably related to Tear Stained Eyes), let me know! :)

Amanda C. Bell

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tear Stained Eyes (Summary)

Welcome to my new blog! My name is Amanda, I am 14 years old, homeschooled, and Catholic. I have found it to be extremely difficult to find good fiction Catholic novels for teens today, for this reason, I am working on a novel myself. The (working) title is Tear Stained Eyes, although that may be changed in the future.

Catherine, a homeschooled Catholic teenager, wishes to fit in and have friends, but sometimes quantity isn't as good as quality. Not to mention how difficult it is to find friends in this materialistic world of overindulged teenagers. Catherine develops a crush on one boy, but seeing as she is only fourteen years old, and her parent's forbid her to date, it seems as though her fairy tale has an unhappy ending. When her friend undergoes a devastating trauma related to her boyfriend, Catherine realizes the reason for her parent's decision about dating and respects it, but it becomes harder than ever when she is tempted to date behind her parent's back.

It offers a great suspenseful plot along with a good moral. Some of this story has been based on my true life experiences, common difficulties within modern teenager's lives.

I have sent a manuscript to a publisher, and I am anxiously awaiting a reply (which should come within a few months). The novel is not finished, but it will definitely be completed within a year.

Thank you for visiting my blog! Stay tuned for more updates! :-]