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June 15, 2015

'89 WALLS by Katie Pierson

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 '89 WALLS
Katie Pierson

Blue collar Seth can't escape his small Nebraska town. Wealthy Quinn has no choice but to leave. They keep their unlikely new romance a secret: it's too early to make plans, too late not to care.  But it's 1989.  As politics suddenly get personal, Seth and Quinn find themselves fighting bare-fisted for their beliefs and each other --in the clear light of day.

Genre:  Young Adult Fiction, age 15 and older


Katie Pierson Katie Pierson freelances for local non-profits, using her background in public policy and grassroots organizing to overthrow the patriarchy one introverted step at a time. When she's not writing fiction, she returns library books, makes soup, and tries to be cooler than she really is by hip-hopping at the YMCA. She lives with her husband and two daughters in a suburb of Minneapolis. You can reach her through her website,, on Facebook at, and on Twitter @katiedoodles58.

Setting: 1989 Lincoln, Nebraska
This is a story about two teenagers going to the same school.  They were both in the same social sciences class.  Ms. Pierson writes about two teens who come from different backgrounds.  Quinn has a well to do Republican background, while Seth is from a liberal disadvantaged background.  They have regular disagreements about their beliefs in politics.  Of course, we have the romance of Seth,  for Quinn but doesn't have the courage to tell her.  I felt that I could relate to the author's story since it is about so many things that probably happened to a lot of readers. ''89 Walls is a book about politics.  Ms. Pierson writes into her story a liberal political agenda.  The class where the two met was a social studies class where politics were discussed.1989, a very relevant year, the first free elections in Poland took place, The Berlin Wall and even though  this book was about 26 years ago, what is happening today in politics is very similar to what was happening in 1989.  The author wrote a very charming relationship between Quinn and Seth.  There's no instant love affair or tension of three people wanting the same thing.  The tension arises about their differences in their beliefs.  That is very refreshing since a lot of books have this love at first sight or three people wanting one or the other.  I found the author did a wonderful job of developing the characters as the plot moves on.  All of the characters have their challenges which make them seem real life.  You could place yourself in this setting of '89 Walls.  The author''s beliefs as far as political would depend how the reader feels politically.  The plot gives the reader a lot to digest and think about.  It makes you stop and think about your beliefs and the  beliefs of others.  

I was given a complimentary copy of '89 WALLS from the author, Katie Pierson and Pump  Up Your Book Virtual Book Tours for my view of the book.

I would give this book 4 STARS.

Monday, June 1, First Chapter Reveal at Pump Up Your Book
Tuesday, June 2, Interview at The Writer’s Life
Wednesday, June 3, Guest Blogging at What Is That Book About
Thursday, June 4, Book Featured at Undercover Book Reviews
Friday, June 5, Book Featured at Bookingly Yours
Monday, June 8, Book Review at Our Family’s Adventure
Tuesday, June 9, Book Featured at Bound 2 Escape
Wednesday, June 10, Book Featured at Confessions of a Reader
Thursday, June 11, Book Review at Confessions of a Bookaholic
Monday, June 15, Book Review at Books, Reviews, ETC.
Tuesday, June 16, Book Featured at CBY Book Club
Wednesday, June 17, Book Review at Mommy Adventures
Friday, June 19, Book Review at Deal Sharing Aunt
Monday, June 22, Book Review & Interview at Becky on Books
Tuesday, June 23, Guest Blogging at Terrible Minds
Wednesday, June 24, Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
Friday, June 26, Book Review at Queen of All She Reads
Monday, July 6, Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Tuesday, July 7, Interview at A Little Bit of R&R
Interview at C.A. Milson’s Blog
Wednesday, July 8, Book Review at Svetlana’s Reads and Views
Thursday, July 9, Guest Blogging at The Book Dragon
Friday, July 10, Interview at Literarily Speaking
Monday, July 13, Interview for PUYB Virtual Book Club
Tuesday, July 14, Book Featured at My Book Addiction and More
Wednesday, July 15, Book Review at Confessions of Carlisa
Thursday, July 16, Book Review at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Monday, July 20, Book Featured at My Life Loves and Passion
Tuesday, July 21, Book Review at Must Read Faster
Wednesday, July 22, Book Review at The Children’s and Teens’ Book Connection
Thursday, July 23, Character Interview at Pimp That Character
Monday, July 27, Interview at Beyond the Books
Tuesday, July 28, Interview at As the Page Turns
Wednesday, July 29, First Chapter Reveal at I’m Shelf-ish
Friday, July 31, Interview at Examiner

amazon review 


Katie Pierson said...

Thanks for the nice review!

--Katie Pierson (author)

Dorothy Thompson said...

Thank you for your wonderful review, Gayle!