Author: Debra Chapoton
Publish Date: Published October 2012 by Big Pine Lodge Books
Living together unsupervised, five troubled teens confront demonic forces and are compelled to deal with their problems in distinctly different ways. Paranormal meets psycho meets Goth in this story of a supernatural haunting and budding love. High school junior, Ben, hacks into his step-father's real estate holdings and provides rooms in an old two-story house to various outcasts: the schizophrenic kid, the angry Goth girl, and the homeless girl who worships him. When Megan needs a place to live she comes to the rooming house with a different set of problems and the ability to confuse and attract Ben. One by one strange and mysterious occurrences stretch the teens’ beliefs in the supernatural. How they deal with demons, real and imagined, has tragic as well as redeeming consequences.
Sheltered has so many unexpected twists it harnesses your attention in utter awe.
Ben is on a mission to help others. He has dreams, and expects his experiment to help him get there. However, with the group of misfits that he has gathered for the boarding house, he finds he may have bit off more than he can chew.
The newest member, Megan, moves into a boarding house, wanting to better her life. She soon learns that each resident of the house has issues of their own to deal with.
However, the mental issues of the residents isn’t the only thing going on in the house. Strange things start to happen, and Megan is on a mission to get the answers.
WOW, this book was totally not what I expected in such a good way! I thought it would be a story about this group of kids trying to live together and get past their issues, and then POW!! The paranormal twist is thrown in and makes the whole plot take on a whole new direction. Ben has a heart of gold, he really cares about everyone and does his best to help, but yet he is still just a teenage boy himself. As the story progresses, you learn more about each character. Also, clues start to gather on what is going on in the house. My heart really went out to each character, and can see each one existing today. I really enjoyed this book, give it a try!