Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Happy to Be Alive, Because by Chelsea Jacobs
Happy to be Alive, Because
Avery is a seventeen-year-old girl whose reality has just been shattered by the death of her mother. Feeling a desperate need to flee from what has become her life, she follows a travel plan meant for her mom and her that leads her to the little beach town where her mom grew up. It’s there that she meets a group of three adventurous friends who adopt her into their circle, allowing her to experience a summer she never thought would be possible after suffering such a great loss. Unfortunately, her summer full of experiences threatens to end abruptly when she realizes that one of the three has a secret that causes her to question everything about the new life she has been building.
Avery must learn to balance her grief and her desire for a future in order to achieve her mother’s final wish for her: That she would be happy to be alive.
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After reading this book, I can tell that Chelsea Jacobs is going to be a great author. This is a novel that has a lot of emotion. I liked the character of Avery even though she was only 17, she seemed older than that. I also liked the setting of this book, I love the beach. If you are looking for a fast, emotion filled read, then this is the book for you.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review.
Chelsea grew up with an immense love for words--both reading them and writing them. She obtained her degree in English and has spent the time since then getting married to her high school sweetheart and chasing adventure so she'll have something to write about. When she's not drinking copious amounts of coffee while writing, she spends her time reading, playing with her puppy named Gatsby, and dreaming, always dreaming."