Friday, January 9, 2015
NO PLACE TO FALL: JAYE ROBIN BROWN
Seems like this book has some mixed reviews, it is either a love it or hate it kind of book. This took me a bit to get the feel of it, but pretty soon I was really enjoying it. It was just one of those books that I wanted to go on reading for a long time because I just really started loving everyone in it. I didn't really know where it was going to go at first and I thought that was refreshing, and it really added to a perfect coming of age feeling.
Amber Vaughn is a good girl. She sings solos at church, babysits her nephew after school, and spends every Friday night hanging out at her best friend Devon’s house. It’s only when Amber goes exploring in the woods near her home, singing camp songs with the hikers she meets on the Appalachian Trail, that she feels free—and when the bigger world feels just a little bit more in reach.
When Amber learns about an audition at the North Carolina School of the Arts, she decides that her dream—to sing on bigger stages—could also be her ticket to a new life. Devon’s older (and unavailable) brother, Will, helps Amber prepare for her one chance to try out for the hypercompetitive arts school. But the more time Will and Amber spend together, the more complicated their relationship becomes . . . and Amber starts to wonder if she’s such a good girl, after all.
Then, in an afternoon, the bottom drops out of her family’s world—and Amber is faced with an impossible choice between her promise as an artist and the people she loves. Amber always thought she knew what a good girl would do. But between “right” and “wrong,” there’s a whole world of possibilities.
Read it and see what you think, or go on Goodreads and see that feelings on this book are all over the place HERE.