Sunday, April 27, 2014

Falling to Pieces

Suffering the bitter tongues of her alcoholic mother and cruel boyfriend, Jade struggles just to look at herself in the mirror. She hates her life, her insecurities, her ineptitudes, but most of all . . . Jade hates herself. She wants nothing more than to disappear, and everyone seems happy to let her. Until Kiernan Parks moves back into town. 

Jade’s been crushing on him ever since kindergarten, when his family moved away. But now he’s back, and looking better than ever. 
Hiding is a way of life for Jade, but Kiernan insists on uncovering the real girl he’s sees trapped inside her. On drawing her out of her shell, and showing her that she is someone worthy of love. 

Together, they fight back the darkness she’s living in. But when they finally step into the light, will the secret Kiernan’s been trying to keep buried destroy Jade, once and for all? 

For some people, happy endings are a fairytale.

My thoughts: Jamie Canosa does it again! A brilliant tale of a broken girl and the boy who helps her put the pieces together again. Heartbreaking and full of hope all at once, you won’t be able to remove Jade and Kiernan from your heart once you’ve let them in.

Jade Carlson has spent her life internalizing the ugly taunts of her alcoholic mother until it’s become the truth she believes about herself. She even has a boyfriend who confirms everything her mother has convinced her of—that she’s ugly, stupid, and worthless. Enter Kiernan Parks, who comes to the rescue of the bullied girl—whether she wants him to or not. Just about the time Kiernan begins to convince her that she’s the opposite of what she’s been raised to believe, a tragic truth comes to light that just might undo everything Kiernan has done for her.

Fantastically drawn characters and a rich storyline make this one you won’t want to miss. I seriously loved this book, and highly recommend it.


Author Info:
Jamie Canosa is a full time author of YA/NA literature, which she absolutely loves. When she’s not writing or spending time with her family, she can usually be found with her nose in a book. She currently resides in Upstate NY with her husband, and their three crazy kids . . . plus the cat, the bird, and the rabbit.

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