Tuesday, November 3, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Dismantling Evan by Venessa Kimball





BLURB:

Life is unstable... …What will be the trigger to dismantle it? When high school senior Evangeline "Evan" Phillips moves half way across the country with her parents to a quaint town in Texas, it should be a chance to start over. It should be. Typical of Evan, she doesn’t share her parents’ optimism. Always the loner, she is prepared to hide behind work at the school newspaper until graduation. That is the seemingly bulletproof plan until she meets her new neighbors, Gavin and Brody Ferguson. The more Evan gets to know her neighbors, their band of friends, and frenemies, the more unsettling her new high school and community gets in Braxton Springs, Texas. As Evan unwittingly digs deeper into the lives of those around her, her own skeletons begin to surface leaving her vulnerable and scrambling to keep her own sanity and reputation. Will Evan be able to get control over her spiraling secrets while discovering friendship and love for the first time? Or will the issues and pressures of life as a band of not-so-average teens in a very typical high school become too much, resulting in the tragic dismantlement of an entire community and Evan herself? Dismantling Evan is a fresh and edgy work of literary fiction that snapshots how life as a teen in modern society can be unstable and the social issues and pressures revolving around them can tip the fleeting stability of society over the edge.

REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 12 years, 11 months

MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:

This book was very touching. 

My favorite character is Nikki because she is stubborn, loyal, and a great friend. Together they all show what true friends are. 

My favorite part is when Nikki and Evan meet each other because it makes me laugh and cry with enjoyment at the same time. 

I recommend this book for anyone who likes friendship, bravery, and high school drama. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 13 and up.