Tuesday, April 19, 2016

How to Save a Life by Emma Scott

Product DetailsThis book was free with Kindle Unlimited.  I love  having the access to so many books with only a minimal cost per month.   My Kindle has been a wonderful thing!  So glad I switched from Nook which provided minimal benefits, at best.  

This book could be used for a book with the same title as a song ( I love that song by the Fray) and also a book about a road trip.  

This is the story of Josephine Clark, a girl whose flawed outside is a reflection of the flaws she thinks lurk on the inside.   She blames herself for so many things and moves around from place to place with her caretaker.   Jo has given up on love, until she meets Ethan.   He's the class freak - ostracized from his peers at school, adopted and unaccepted by his "brothers", Ethan has his own problems.  But he sees behind Jo's mask and together they sort of make sense.

The story has such promise for a YA romance but it's frustrating.  Jo and Ethan both get caught up in making the same mistakes over and over.   And then, the book has a trite Fire with Fire ( circa 1986)  ending.  Don't get me wrong, I was glad that in spite of impossible odds the book ends happily, it just felt a little too easy at the end.  

I gave this one 2 out of 5 stars.   It was ok, but not something I would recommend to a friend.  However, if you are looking for quick and easy to fill the above mentioned categories for a reading challenge - go for it.

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