Friday, November 6, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers


BLURB:

When Westlin Beck meets Silas Hart, life in Greenlake, Minnesota, starts to feel bigger—in a stunning page-turner from a brand-new voice in contemporary teen fiction.

Westlin Beck is dreading this last summer before her senior year. Her best friend is away at camp, her boyfriend is working morning till night, and her dad is more distant than ever. But everything changes when the Hart twins move into town. Silas, so good-looking and a budding poet, is friendly with everyone but West, and his mysterious sister, Laurel, seems sick with an illness no one—and especially not Silas—wants to discuss.

Tricked into teaming up with Silas in her summer car-cleaning business, West and Silas begin a friendship, and maybe something more. But when West comes face-to-face with Laurel’s devastating secret, the summer changes into a rescue mission—one with unexpected results.

REVIEW BY: Arianna, age 12 years, 11 months

MAY CONTAIN SPOILER:

This book was heartbreaking in a good way! 

My favorite character is Westlin because she is an amazing, loyal, brave friend who would do anything for her friends. She is strong on the bad days and ready for anything on the good. 

My favorite scene is when she meets Silas Hart because he acts like he doesn't like her. 

I recommend this book to anyone who likes romance, friendship, and heartbreak. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 14 and up.