Thursday, November 12, 2015

Review: How to Be Brave

Georgia's still grieving from the loss of her mother, but she's determined to make her last year in high school one to remember. Before she mother died, Georgia made her promise to write a letter to remember her  voice by. Her mother tells her to live life fearlessly, to think of her, and to be brave.

Georgia decides to do just that.

With the help of her best friend, she makes a list of all the things she wants to accomplish. It's not exactly a bucket list - but she knows that life isn't forever.

Life doesn't go according to plan. Can Georgia be brave enough?
My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book. I love the idea of living fearlessly. I love the idea of creating a list of things you want to accomplish - I have one of those. 

I loved the moments of art and drawing and how it connected Georgia to her mother. 

My heart ached for her relationship with her father, how it was strained and almost nonexistent. 

Georgia made some choices that I didn't agree with, but she experienced life. 

I really liked Georgia's strength. Life didn't go her way all the time, but she tried to live up to her mother's last wishes.

Cover Thoughts: I like the notebook drawings but the cover shows a normal sized girl who is supposed to be larger.
Source: ARC sent for review

Final Thoughts: A smashing debut that deals with losing yourself in grief, friend drama, and finding the strength to pull yourself back in your life. 

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