I think I related to the book most because we actually have a lot in common. Our first names are the same! Yes, my first name is “Juel”! I also had some very challenging times in my childhood very, very similar to Jewel’s and it’s always refreshing to hear someone else talk about these experiences and have such a balanced perspective on things. On one side there were these terrible things that happened but on the other side, there was this fairytale experience. I think Jewel really showed the contrast of the struggle with her parents and the uniqueness of growing up in Alaska as a homesteader at that particular time and with her specific lineage.
Never Broken is definitely a book or audible you should pick up whether you're a fan of Jewel or not. I personally went for the Audible version after hearing her interview with James. Her speaking voice is just as soothing as her singing voice. Also in the Audible version, she sings several of her lyrics. Very nice touch!