Monday, November 9, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Lost and Falling by Marlina Williams


BLURB:

Thirteen year old Bailey is on a collision course to meet lost boxer puppy Goldie. 


Bailey lives an overindulged supervision free life in Colorado. She used to be a sweet girl, but recent events inspired her to become an online bully. Once she starts bullying she enjoys the thrill and is egged on by "friends". After she posts a shockingly cruel message to a girl who used to be her friend, Bailey's life begins a downward spiral. When her parents discover the bullying they decide to take away all electronic devices and send her to her grandparents' secluded farm in West Virginia. 



Goldie is on track to becoming a superstar show-dog for Starbright Kennel. When a major storm causes a tree to crush part of the kennel, he tastes freedom for a short time before being captured by a caretaker. After his capture he escapes into an unfamiliar wilderness where he must survive a harrowing journey to find Bailey. 


REVIEW BY: Angel, age 12 years, 4 days until 13!

MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:

This book was heartbreaking, tear-filled and a very relatable read!

This book is about Bailey. When Bailey starts cyberbullying her old friend, Sophia, she gets sent to her grandparents house to be put back on the right path. When she finds an abandoned puppy, her old self starts to shine through. The puppy has found Bailey and helps her to make up for all of her mistakes. 

This book was amazing, everyone should read this book! Throughout this book I would start crying at all of the sad and happy scenes because I could see them in my mind and felt like I was there. 

My favorite character is Sophia because she is brave and can forgive and forget. My favorite part is when they give the bullying presentation. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 9 and up.