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Estelle: What I Didn’t Say by Keary Taylor

What I Didn’t Say by Keary Taylor Publication Date: April 30, 2012 Publisher: CreateSpace Pages: 326 Target audience: Mature young adult Keywords: underage drinking, small town, romance, high school graduation Format read: ARC from NetGalley. Summary: Before Jake can even toss his graduation cap in the air, his present and future are irreversibly affected when […]

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July 9, 2012 - 10:09 am

Tara - What an interesting premise – losing the ability to speak because of your own actions. I cannot imagine dealing with that, especially as a teenager. My Goodreads list is going to end up being all Estelle books here real soon 🙂

July 8, 2012 - 9:15 am

April Books & Wine - Wait.. so did Jake drive while drunk? If so I have zero sympathy for his character and rather he’s the one who put himself in that situation and could have killed someone. I get that it’s fiction and all, but as someone who has never met a family member due to them being killed by a drunk driver before I was born I just can’t muster sympathy for people who make stupid choices like that when there are options like calling a cab or taking a bus or walking or even calling a sober friend or relative, even underage.

So yeah, due to personal issues I think I will pass on this.

Awesome review though! 😀

July 7, 2012 - 1:31 pm

Eva, The Book Stoner - “Did all of this weigh down the story? Sometimes.” – So true. It would have been better if Sam’s life wasn’t that dramatic. It suddenly became all about her (although it was for good reason).

Thanks for linking. 🙂

July 7, 2012 - 12:03 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - The fact that Jake has to learn to communicate differently and all because his life changed in one moment is somewhat morbidly fascinating to me. He sounds like a character that I’m really going to like!

July 6, 2012 - 11:29 pm

VeganYANerds - Great review, hun! I haven’t heard too much about this but it sounds like a story I would enjoy. I like that you mention how Sam and Jake end up having to hang out, I often find things like that a bit coincidental but I guess like is like that and like you, I’d be wanting to know if Jake eventually tells her how he feels.

July 6, 2012 - 8:14 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - I can’t believe that I haven’t heard of this book before! It sounds very unique and original. I can honestly say that I haven’t heard anything like this book before! Anyways, the community that you talked about, Estelle, seems really wonderful. I love how they all took the pledge to not drink- I can totally see that happening in a real life community. And Jake’s family sounds really great, I’ve never read a book with such a large family before [you have really convinced me to read My Life Next Door, though. ;)]. Even though there was some important details missing, I’m glad that you ended up enjoying this one, Estelle!

Your review was so well-written, and has definitely piqued my interest in this book. I can’t wait to get my hands on it!

-Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

Estelle: Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf

Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf (website | twitter) UPCOMING Publication Date: April 24, 2012 Publisher: Walker Children’s Pages: 354 Target audience: Mature young adult Format read: Netgalley eBook Summary:  Tripp and Allie seemed like the perfect couple to the whole world but there was another layer to their relationship that no one knew about. […]

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October 28, 2014 - 8:55 pm

Brook Cunningham - I love breaking beautiful I did not want to put it down. Love it <3

October 14, 2013 - 9:02 am

Dead Girls Don't Lie by Jennifer Shaw Wolf (YA Thriller Review) - […] Dead Girls Don’t Lie by Jennifer Shaw Wolf ( website | twitter ) Publication Date: September 17, 2013 Publisher: Walker Childrens Pages: 352 Target audience:  Young adult / thriller Keywords: murder investigation, friendship, gangs Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley! (Thanks!) Other books reviewed by Jennifer Shaw Wolf: Breaking Beautiful […]

July 26, 2013 - 9:01 am

YA Thriller: Truly, Madly, Deadly by Hannah Jayne - […] I picked up Truly, Madly, Deadly, I expected something along the lines of Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf – a book about a girl who survives a car accident that kills her boyfriend (who wasn’t […]

June 18, 2012 - 12:28 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - This sounds haunting and intense. The story seems so serious and there’s so much going on – but I do love a book with more “meat” in it on some days. Great review!

April 23, 2012 - 4:15 pm

VeganYANerds - Great review, Estelle, you have me really intrigued! I had no idea what this book was about but now I really want to read it and find out what happens. Also, I love that Allie was a likeable character even when she was lying or not speaking up for herself.

April 23, 2012 - 12:27 pm

Annette - I, too, thought she did a great job keeping interest, but building slowly to the conclusion — which I did not see coming. Really enjoyed this on, and very much enjoyed your review. Thanks!