Saturday, April 18, 2020

REVIEW⤏ BE THE GIRL


BY K.A. TUCKER




    SYNOPSIS FROM AUTHORS WEBSITE⇣
    Almost sixteen-year-old Aria Jones is starting over. New postal code, new last name, new rules. But she doesn’t mind, because it means she can leave her painful regrets behind. In the bustling town of Eastmonte, she can become someone else. Someone better.
    With the Hartford family living next door, it seems she will succeed. Sure, Cassie Hartford may be the epitome of social awkwardness thanks to her autism, but she also offers an innocent and sincere friendship that Aria learns to appreciate. And Cassie’s older brother, Emmett—a popular Junior A hockey player with a bright future—well … Aria wishes that friendship could lead to something more. If he didn’t already have a girlfriend, maybe it would.
    But Aria soon finds herself in a dicey moral predicament that could derail her attempt at a fresh start and make her a pariah in her school. It is her loyalty to Cassie and her growing crush on Emmett that leads her to make a risky move, one that earns her a vindictive enemy who is determined to splinter her happy new world.


    BOOK TAGS

     CONTEMPORARY
     LOVE & STUFF
     BULLYING
     AUTISM

      BOOK DETAILS⇣

      AUDIO PERFORMED BY KATIE SCHORR
      SOURCE I RECEIVED AN ARC VIA NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW OR LIBBY AUDIOBOOK (LIBRARY)
      AUDIOBOOK LENGTH 9 HOURS, 21 MINUTES


      MY THOUGHTS⇣


      Timely, and poignant, with indelible characters and a little bit of twist that I didn't see coming.   This story gives you insight into bullying from different angles, that will surprise and inspire.  This was a really good story and I wouldn't have expected this type of book from KA Tucker, but I know with her writing it will be not only profound but also memorable.  I still remember how Ten Tiny Breaths, my first book by this author, made me feel and this book has done the same.

      Katie Schoor was perfect for the voice of Aria...but I was thrown off by one little inconsequential thing, her constant pronunciation of project...she always said it <PRO-ject> instead of <PRA-ject>.  I wondered if that was a Canadian thing or just her thing.  Seriously, though, I really loved this.


      BREAKDOWN⇣

      Plot 5/5
      Characters 5/5
      The Feels 5/5
      Pacing 5/5
      Addictiveness 5/5
      Theme, Tone or Intensity 5/5
      Flow (Writing Style) 5/5
      Twisty-ness/Mystery 5/5
      Originality/Believability 5/5
      Ending 5/5






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