She is young, attractive, happy and deeply in love. She loves this man with all her heart. As a teenager growing into womanhood, she tries everything in her power to please him, to make him comfortable while leaving her vulnerable. Meanwhile, living with him is an emotional roller-coaster. She experiences exhilarating highs when they are together but descends into the depths of despair each time he walks out. She finds herself making all of the sacrifices to preserve the relationship while he continues to reap all the benefits. She exploits every angle in a vain attempt to coerce him into caring for her and she fights through many obstacles as she hungers for his love and affection. As she pours out her heart to him, she goes to great lengths to prove her love, even rejecting her family and friends in a frantic attempt to hold on to him. She yearns for his love. But he seems to be incapable of satisfying her needs and desires because he views her not as someone to love, but as a sidekick. Torn is a homespun story written with tremendous passion and insight as it delves into the life of author, Charesse Shanklin. She is purposeful as she examines the events of her life that not only tested her character, but her foundation; revealing truths that she would discover had been there all along. Through her nakedness may you too discover what she came to realize, that no weapon formed against you shall prosper!