Seventeen year old Imogene is being raised by her Father and step-mother, Libby. Her mother walked out when she was two. When she wakes up to find her Father is gone, she tries to figure out what motivated him to leave, where he went, and how to get him back. Imogene is determined […]
March 2nd 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Depression & Mental Illness, Humorous, Romance, Women's Fiction
eARC provided by CBB Book Promotions
When twenty-five-year-old Pru Anderson—braless, pajama-clad, and clutching her cat, Chuck—is rescued from her burning Los Angeles apartment, the thing that scares her most is meeting the neighbors. New people make her hide in the bathroom, counting by sevens, but when her home is destroyed, she must turn strangers into friends … or crawl back to the controlling parents she only recently escaped.
What would her idol, Pepper Hathaway, do? That’s a no brainer: the detective-slash-supermodel heroine from Pru's favorite TV series would take no prisoners while looking fierce in a tankini and stilettos. So when the chance comes up to live with playwright Ellen, Pru sets aside her fears and goes for it.
Thus begin the adventures of a girl who's never had a job, a friend, or a first kiss. Swept into Ellen's whirlwind life, Pru begins to build her own, as director's assistant for a new play, muse to brooding actor Blake, and possible love interest to adorably neurotic neighbor, Adam.
Only one thing can derail Pru's exhilarating journey. Well, actually, it's two things—and they're in a car headed straight for LA to torpedo her life. When the past that nearly destroyed her comes calling, who will she be: a Prudence or a Pepper?
This book was just fun. Just Pru follows a girl who needed to loose everything to break out of her shell and begin her life. I devoured this book in one day. This was a quick funny read that made me feel good. Pru is a girl raised on fear. She just lost […]
Published by Blink on December 23rd 2014
Genres: Depression & Mental Illness, Social Issues, Young Adult
ARC provided by BookSparks
From award winning author, Jonathan Friesen, a contemporary story dealing with mental illness and an unexpected friendship. Elias Phinn copes with his painful reality by slipping into the imaginary realm of Warilia, a world that colors his every waking moment and feels more real than the actual one around him. When his carry-on luggage is switched with that of the beautiful and mysterious Clara, Elias becomes convinced that she is a Warilian diplomat's daughter. But as the two become friends and their carefully constructed worlds begin to crack, Elias must save them both before everything falls apart. Poignant, heartrending, and powerfully real, Both of Me is the latest young adult novel from award-winning author Jonathon Friesen. As it explores themes of friendship, mental illness, and self-discovery, this gripping novel will catch--and keep--the attention of teen readers. Common Core Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.3 and 11-12.3 Analyze the impact of the author's choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.5 and 11-12.5 Analyze how an author's choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.9-10.6 and 11-12.6 Analyze a case in which grasping a point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant.
My Review I just finished this book and all I can think is, “What just happened?” I started reading this book, I liked it. I got lost in it’s world. I got confused and lost track. Things got cleared up and then I needed a good cry. There is a lot of imagining […]