Kathi Baron
Teen violin prodigy Cassie has been tiptoeing around her father, whose moods have become increasingly explosive. After he destroys her beloved and valuable violin, Cassie, shocked, runs away, eventually seeking refuge in a homeless shelter. She later learns that her father, a former violinist, was physically beaten as a child by her grandfather, a painful secret he's kept hidden from his family, and the cause of his violent outbursts. With all of their lives shattered in some way, Cassie's family must struggle to repair their broken relationships. As Cassie moves forward, she ultimately finds a way to help others, having developed compassion through her own painful experiences. Written in lyrical prose, Shattered tells the moving story of how one girl finds inner strength through music.

Book Details


  • Fiction
  • Juvenile Fiction

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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BANG!!! Is what Cassie heard when her amazing Mangenot shattered to the ground.It was that moment that her heart sank and hate replaced it. Cassie is a girl that doesn't like bein at home because of her father that has anger issuies and will destroy anything that the can he his hands on! Then on a quite,intense day Cassie forgets to feed the cat and the father hits the roof. He starts chocking the cat and bangs him to the wall and gets her precious violin and bang it hits the ground. The next thing you know she's flying out the door with her cat on the cold day.

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