Monday, May 7, 2012

Review: Sweetness by Lindsay Paige

Sweetness by Lindsay Paige 

Publisher: CreateSpace
Pages: 114
Format: ebook 
Buy the Book: Amazon  

Goodreads:  Emily wished she was invisible. But after moving to a new town with her dad, a charming boy makes it impossible for her to disappear. Despite her feelings of unworthiness, Emily soon finds herself drawn to the safety of Jake's world. 

Good looking and the star of the hockey team, Jake has a lot going for him. What most people don't see is the difficult life he has at home. When quiet Emily steals his heart, Jake vows to help her discover she is worthy of love. 

Just when the two of them realize the sweetness of their relationship, they are put to the test. Only together can they overcome their haunted pasts to fight for a future together.

Kritters Thoughts:  Sometimes a YA book is sent to me and just by the synopsis alone, I know that even though I am not always the YA fan I am going to like it.  From the very beginning, the reader meets Emily, a girl who is living with her father after some drama takes place while she was temporarily living with her mother.  As the chapters switch to our other main characters point of view - Jake, he is your guys guy in high school who finds something interesting in Emily and just has to get to know her.

A great YA book that shows the drama of high school without feeling to whiny.  You see Emily grow in this book through her interactions with Jake as he pushes her out of her shell.  With realism, it didn't feel like life is always dandy as some books can seem to be.

With simple language and great characters, I would pass this YA book onto any high school reader.

Rating:  the perfect YA read 
               (a new shoe has been added)

Ebook Challenge 2012: 24 out of 25  

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from the author.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own. 

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