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Tijan knows how to write a story
on January 24, 2013
No matter the story or the theme, the thing I appreciate most about Tijan is how realistic her characters seem (to me anyway). Yes they may make stupid adolescent decisions, but they are raw and act and think like normal people. They are afraid to share their true feelings our of fear or shame, and hide secrets about themselves that they don't want their peers to know - and this isn't shocking or ridiculous, this is REAL life, this is what people do to gain acceptance from their friends. It's a sad reality, but it is. The good news is, some people just don't do these things because they don't care what others think, and that's where you find a main character! = )
Rayna is a quiet, shy girl (or seemingly so to people who don't know her) who carries a torch for her best friend Brady. Little does she know that he carries that same torch for her, he just has a really bad way of showing it (being a teenage boy and all .... thats kind of expected... no offense to any teenage boys who might be reading this review ;)
In any case, without giving away the story, I'll just say that these two will do virtually anything for each other. (hence the title). This story is no Fallen Crest High (it doesn't get more manipulative and raw than that awesome book), but this story is great in it's own way, and touches lightly on a few teen issues that parents should be aware of (and if you think it's shocking, then it's good that you read it and got a wake up call because this is what teens are like nowadays).
I look forward to reading anything written by Tijan as I haven't been disappointed yet!