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Foreign Exchange Paperback – October 9, 2014
About the Author
Denise Jaden lives just outside Vancouver, Canada. When she s not writing, she can often be found homeschooling her son or dancing with her Polynesian dance troupe. "Losing Faith "was her first novel. Find out more at denisejaden.com or follow her on Twitter at @denisejaden.
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Starting the book, I wasn't 100 percent sure where it was going to go. I knew from point one something was off about Tristan, and I was surprised by the end, even if I had my guesses. Denise Jaden has a great way of telling a story, and keeping you reading. I read until my eyes were crossed, then closed my eyes, readjusted, and kept going. If you want a great page turner, I highly suggest you pick this up or any one of her other books!
I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator. This review is my honest opinion.
When Tristan goes to Europe to go into modeling, that seems like a good time for Jamie to do so as well—for a class trip, to see her long-lost father, and to meet up with Tristan. In Europe, things seem to spiral out of control. I don’t want to reveal too much, but it gets intensely dangerous for Jamie and company. The suspense, romance, and deep characters make this a wonderful page-turner.
The international travel didn’t start until later in the book, close to the halfway mark. But it still worked for me because there had to be some time for the romance to slowly develop, and for the mystery aspect of it to piece together. I found myself totally sucked into the story and wondering where the mystery aspect of it would go.
Jamie was a pretty great character. She felt pretty real to me and I loved how she cared for her severely disabled brother. I saw her frustration with her mom and brother so well but also felt how much she loved them. And her best friend Tristan. Right away I knew Tristan had to have kept some serious secrets from her, but the mystery is, what is she doing in Europe and is she safe? Jamie and her Tristans brother, Sawyer, are brought closer together with Tristan gone. They can now communicate without Tristan getting jealous. That bit right there just made me not like Tristan at all. I wanted Jamie to discover that Tristan was a total crazy b*tch. But like always, there’s more to the story.
I liked how things developed pretty slowly. But at the same time it somehow felt fast. These two have known each other for years but I had to remind myself of that because they really never were able to talk or hang out. So when things started happening it almost felt weird. But later in the book I realized some things and found that it all worked perfectly.
I will mention that I liked Sawyer just fine. But I never felt like I fully knew him. Which was weird. I felt like he was in the picture quite a lot. So I think maybe it would have benefited from having his POV in some chapters. But not a big negative.
The international travel aspect was really great. It was very fast as they are on the move the whole time with no time to really site see. But the few minutes they were able to stop and breathe and take in the sites, I really felt it.
The ending is very intense. I did plenty of inner screaming of ‘No, don’t DO that, use your brain!!!!’ but it was done well. While all decision weren’t smart, they were ones I understand a teenage girl would make. There is a very good message here that not everything is safe and especially when you go out of the country without your parents. If you tell people you put a mark on your back. It was a really great message that I think every teenage girl could use the reminder of.
I highly recommend this one! I had a very hard time putting it down!
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The story opens up to Jamie saying bye to her best friend. Tristan is going to Europe as a Foreign Exchange Student. That's what everyone believes.Read more