Sunday, August 12, 2012
In Leah's Wake by Terri Guiliano Long
Book: In Leah's Wake: A Novel
Author: Terri Guiliano Long
Release date (if applicable): Published
Synopsis: Leah, an over accomplished 16 year old soccer star destined for state championships and prestigious college scholarships, which fit in perfectly to the Tyler's image, does a teen-age about face and hooks up with Todd, a former roadie from the "wrong side of the tracks". Is the Tyler's life as perfect as it seems or is the overly responsible 12 year old daughter, Justine, a snapshot into a dysfunctional family with secrets to hide and that things that seem so perfect to outsiders are not quite that perfect to those who live it? Sometimes, the grass isn't always greener.
My rating: 5 Stars
My opinion: An incredibly strong debut, this book is fantastic on many fronts. First in the writing style of the author, she started off like a race car in introducing the characters. Second, this is a topic which is forefront in society today. The author does a fantastic job at looking at familial dynamics for destructive teenage behaviors.
Would I recommend? : This review was an oldie of mine that I have brought back for the "Dog Days" Sale! I have recommended this book more times that I know of.
Stand Alone or Part of a Series: Stand Alone