Shattered by Eric WaltersShattered by Eric Walters


byEric Walters

Paperback | October 30, 2012

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Fifteen-year-old Ian must complete community volunteer service to pass social studies. Choosing to work at “The Club” sounds like fun, until he arrives at what turns out to be a soup kitchen for the homeless. It is here that he meets Sarge, the pipe-wielding homeless man who saved Ian from a near-mugging. His real name is Jacques, and he was a soldier in the Canadian Armed Forces. His last tour of duty was as a peacekeeper stationed in Rwanda, an African nation Ian knows little about. What he learns will change Ian’s view of the world—and may just help Jacques, too.

With a Foreword by Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire (Ret’d), force commander for the United Nations Mission to Rwanda, Shattered is an unforgettable story, one that asks what one person can do to make a difference.

Award-winning author Eric Walters is one of Canada’s best-known and most prolific writers of fiction for children and young adults. He has published over eighty novels, which have won over one hundred awards, including eleven separate children’s choice awards, and have been translated into over eleven languages around the world. He...
Title:ShatteredFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 6.96 × 5.04 × 0.56 inPublished:October 30, 2012Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143187791

ISBN - 13:9780143187790


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable Shattered was surprisingly a really good book; it's not the type of book I would normally read but I really liked it. Shattered had some really interesting messages, some more obvious than others; I also liked how the main character changed for the better. I would read this book again if I ever got the chance.
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enjoyable Read I really enjoyed this book. I feel like the story line is very good and that the characters make it even better. I like how though doing something great for his community he met a great man. I 100% recommend reading this.
Date published: 2018-03-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Drags My grade six teacher was obsessed with Walters, yet I thoroughly did NOT enjoy every single book by him that she read us. His storytelling skills as an author can be highlighted as great qualities, but his books tend to drag on and on and on
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not A Fan Everyone loves Eric Walters, but personally I am not a fan in the least. I find his stories predictable and most of his characters irritating. Maybe its also the fact that I don't like thriller-disaster genre for young teenagers, but I would read any other history book too
Date published: 2017-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from okay Made me reflect on what I have in life. Made me feel more thankful.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I enjoyed it This book had some dry patches however overall it was really well written. The story was interesting and it is something I think most kids should read because it teaches an important life lesson on being grateful and generous towards others.
Date published: 2017-01-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from boring Read this last year. It was boring, but very informational
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! I read this as a high school student and i really enjoyed the storyline!
Date published: 2016-12-04

Editorial Reviews

“[Shattered] offers a stimulating read to teens who want to know more about some of the darker hours of world history.” - CM Magazine

Shattered deals with weighty issues, but presents them in a way that will open young readers’ eyes. It inspires readers to shatter their own bubbles and take action.” - The StarPhoenix (Saskatoon)