Be the Girl
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From the national bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths series and The Simple Wild comes a poignant story about a girl trying to change her future while evading her past.
Almost sixteen-year-old Aria Jones is starting over. New postal code, new last name, new rules. But she doesn’t mind, because it means she can leave her painful regrets behind. In the bustling town of Eastmonte, she can become someone else. Someone better.
With the Hartford family living next door, it seems she will succeed. Sure, Cassie Hartford may be the epitome of social awkwardness thanks to her autism, but she also offers an innocent and sincere friendship that Aria learns to appreciate. And Cassie’s older brother, Emmett—a popular Junior A hockey player with a bright future—well … Aria wishes that friendship could lead to something more. If he didn’t already have a girlfriend, maybe it would.
But Aria soon finds herself in a dicey moral predicament that could derail her attempt at a fresh start. It is her loyalty to Cassie and her growing crush on Emmett that leads her to make a risky move, one that earns her a vindictive enemy who is determined to splinter her happy new world.
YA...high school...neighbors...new beginnings
New beginnings begin her junior year in high school. New school, new room, new friends, and new neighbors were part of the new beginnings. Facing the past while moving forward into a better tomorrow.
The story is set in high school with Emmet a senior, Cassie a sophomore, and Aria a junior. This story had three main characters, yet is was character driven. Hockey played an intricate part of the story as it was Emmet’s favorite sport.
KA Tucker didn’t forget one single thing about high school. The classes, the bullies, the populars, the jocks, the parties, and the rumors were mentioned as this high school experience. It doesn’t matter how old you are the high school experience doesn’t seem to change over the years. The reasons for rumors or bullying vary, yet the results remain the same.
I like these characters they are sweet wholesome characters who have good hearts. The parents were good role models and very caring of their children.
KA Tucker ventured into the YA world with big purpose. She succeeded in delivering her message. While I’m no longer a high school student anyone whose old enough to read and socialize will understand this message. You certainly don’t have to be a YA to grasp the importance of this message. While it saddens me that this type of situation continues to happen not only in high school but in any grade saddens me. All anyone can do is keep putting the message out their how harmful bullying is.
Be the Girl should be required reading for teenagers and adults alike. It’s beautifully written and packs a punch, bringing all the feels. You just have to read this one. Do it!