by Josh Grayson
Release Date: 11/20/13
Summary (from Goodreads):
When seventeen-year-old Sia wakes up on a park bench, she has no idea who or where she is. Yet after a week of being homeless, she’s reunited with her family. At school, she’s powerful and popular. At home, she’s wealthy beyond her dreams. But she quickly realizes her perfect life is a lie. Her family is falling apart and her friends are snobby, cruel and plastic. Worse yet, she discovers she was the cruelest one. Mortified by her past, she embarks on a journey of redemption and falls for Kyle, the “geek” she once tormented. Yet all the time she wonders if, when her memories return, she’ll become the bully she was before…and if she’ll lose Kyle.
I received a copy of this book for an honest review.
Sia starts with a girl waking up on a park bench and having no idea who she is. After spending a week on the streets, surviving with the help of a homeless woman, she’s hit by a cab and identified in the hospital. Once she’s taken home and starts learning about the girl she used to be, she’s appalled at how she treated others.
Josh Grayson’s writing flows well and is easy to read. The story had my interest from the first page and kept my interest until the last page.
In a lot of ways, the teens in Sia are realistic, such as the cliques in high school and the poor treatment of some students, especially by the “popular’ crowd. The sudden transformation of Sia from a self centered, rude teen to someone who cares about everyone else is a bit unrealistic but it makes for a good story.
I recommend Sia for young adults and adults alike especially if you enjoy a feel good story with a happy ending.
About the Author:
Josh Grayson was born in Mexico, raised in Massachusetts, and now lives in Martinsville, Virginia. It was his move to the South that stirred his imagination and gave him the courage to start writing. During his free time, Josh enjoys reading, jogging, swimming, and watching YouTube videos.
Josh currently works as a medical driver, shuttling people all over Virginia and North Carolina. He has also worked as a machinist, film sales rep, administrative assistant, and telemarketer (he apologizes if he called you).
Sia is his debut YA novel.
5 print copies of SIA (US only)
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