I LOVED THIS BOOK. And yes I had to write that all in capitals because it was just that true. I read it in one day over the Christmas holidays, which was a feat in itself because of course that is a busy time of year. I just couldn't help myself though because the book was just that good.
The story of Amanda was one that I felt myself drawn into and I was silently cheering for her to succeed despite all of the difficult things she was faced with. I truly loved the realness I felt in this book and wondered if the author had gone through all of these things. From what I read later, she had not but I still felt like I was hearing about a friend's troubles in life and I hurt for her.
Quite often when I read a book I will be disappointed with one thing or another but this book delivered in every way. Great characters and dialogue and an entirely believable story that did not have a bad ending but a really plausible one that made me happy.
A definite 5 star rating and one of my best reads of the past year!
Lisa Doyle is a communications manager and freelance writer based in the Chicago area. A native of Hinsdale, Illinois and a graduate of Miami University, she spent several years editing business-to-business publications for the personal care industry before moving to the nonprofit sector, and currently works in advocacy for homeless families at Bridge Communities in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. She has written for major beauty trade publications (Global Cosmetic Industry, Skin Inc, Salon Today, Modern Salon, Renew, Suburban Life) and is a contributor to WOMEN REINVENTED: TRUE STORIES OF EMPOWERMENT AND CHANGE (LaChance Publishing, 2010). Doyle is represented by Claire Anderson-Wheeler of Regal Literary, Inc., a full-service agency based in New York. For more about Lisa, please visit her website.
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