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Monday, July 2, 2012

Review: Knee Deep

Title: Knee Deep
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Jolene B. Perry
Publisher: Tribute Books
Release Date: May 1, 2012
Book: E-copy sent by publisher

 "Shawn is the guy Ronnie Bird promised her life to at the age of fourteen. He's her soul mate. He's more uptight every day, but it's not his fault. His family life is stressful, and she's adding to it. She just needs to be more understanding, and he'll start to be the boy she fell in love with. She won’t give up on someone she’s loved for so long.

Luke is her best friend, and the guy she hangs with to watch girlie movies in her large blanketopias. He's the guy she can confide in before she even goes to her girlfriends, and the guy who she's playing opposite in Romeo and Juliet. Now her chest flutters every time he gets too close. This is new. Is Ronnie falling for him? Or is Juliet? The lines are getting blurry, but leaving one guy for another is not something that a girl like Ronnie does.

Shawn’s outbursts are starting to give her bruises, and Luke’s heart breaks as Ronnie remains torn. While her thoughts and feelings swirl around the lines between friendship and forever, she’s about to lose them both."

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I know I probably said this last time, but how is it, that this amazing author is not published! Her books are amazing and so down to earth. Her characters have pivtol points in their lives that leave the reader breathless and wanting more.

Abuse in a relationship is so hard to get of. You make excuses for the person, covering up all of their bad deeds. This is why I am glad for books like these that address the issue head on. Ms. Perry writes such a signifcant point in the story. I love the way she builds up the abuse. It's subtle at first, just yelling, then shoving, then well, you can get the picture.

I like that in this story there is help. Ronnie gathers her strength to finally realize what she is going through. I admire her strength and her determination to change the one that she loves but she can't. People have to want to help themselves in order to get help and Ronnie has a hard time taking all of that in.

The love interest in this book is sweet and enduring. With amazing descriptions in emotions, Ms. Perry allows the reader to become deeply invested in this love. I know I hoped for Ronnie to finally see and when she did it was heaven.

Knee Deep is an heartfelt tale of love and lost. Not all things are meant to be. Sometimes we have to let go of things in order to see the bigger picture. Knee Deep is a soild story with amazing characters and their trials. With a love and hope that is soildfying Knee Deep is amazing.

I give it 5 BITES!

About the author:

Jolene grew up in Wasilla, Alaska. She graduated from Southern Utah University with a degree in political science and French, which she used to teach math to middle schoolers.
        After living in Washington, Utah and Las Vegas, she now resides in Alaska with her husband, and two children. Aside from writing, Jolene sews, plays the guitar, sings when forced, and        spends as much time outside as possible. She is also the author of Night Sky and The Next Door Boys.

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  1. I keep hearing great things about Jolene. We even tweeted a bit and she seems super nice. Unfortunately, I'm too busy with books right now but maybe I'll read her books at some point.

  2. @Alison, I hope one day you can pick up her books. There amazing.

  3. This sounds wonderful and something perhaps a lot of girls (and boys) should read.

  4. I think this is something a lot of girls can relate to. It can be selfish to flit from one person to another in a relationship, but also those who are very loyal sometimes stay in the wrong place too long and suffer all the hits for that steadfastness. Have just downloaded Kneed Deep, thanks for the recommendation.

  5. Oh I like the sound of it. I also like that it adresses things head on. Hm... I have a cousin who really should read this...

  6. Savy, thanks so much for the review!

  7. I totally understand what you mean about people wanting to get help.
    Thanks for review.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  8. I've been seeing super nice reviews on this one and i Was already interested in it before. Glad you loved it, Savvy!!


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