Break From You
on Dec. 03, 2012
This is another one of those books that grips you from the first chapter. It is such a good, wonderfully written novel. I have to admit some parts are hard to read but it will change your life.
Brooke has always been a good girl. When the handsome and popular, Drew, starts talking to her and asking her out, she falls hard for him. They are the perfect couple. The pretty and polite girl and the handsome and wealthy football star. It sounds too good to be true.
After a devastating fire, Brooke is saved by the also handsome Cooper, who is very different than Drew. Brooke has to examine her life and decide what is best for her. She really loves Drew and is fiercely loyal to him but love shouldn't hurt, right? With a shocking twist, she finally decides what she needs to do, who she needs to hold onto, and who she needs to let go.
This is the first book that I have read in a long time that made me angry. It is hard for me to comprehend how someone stays with an abusive partner. How awful it must be to live in fear every moment of your life. This is a touchy subject and the author did a wonderful job bringing the story to life. I recommend this book for everyone!
on Dec. 03, 2012
Wow! What an amazing book. It grabs you from the first chapter and never lets go. This book follows Noelle as she enters high school as a freshman and follows her until after graduation.
Noelle and her best friend Grace have always dreamed about being popular. They are tired of being picked on by Trina Brockwell and her band of minions. Noelle knows no amount of makeup will make Trinia like her, she just wants the bulling to stop.
With a rebellious older sister, an overbearing mother, and a father who is not emotionally there, what is Noelle to do? You will laugh and cry throughout this story. Some of the story is hard to read. I am still shocked (not surprised) by the ending. You will even ask yourself Why? Why are kids so mean to each other? Why does someone else's pain cause them happiness? When does it stop?
I could talk about this book for hours but I do not want to give anything away. You will have to read it for yourself. I recommend this wonderful book to anyone, especially high school kids.