Monday, October 4, 2010

Losing Faith by Denise Jaden

Here's a quick bite from Denise Jaden's website: A terrible secret. A terrible fate. When Brie's sister, Faith, dies suddenly, Brie's world falls apart. As she goes through the bizarre and devastating process of mourning the sister she never understood and barely even liked, everything in her life seems to spiral farther and farther off course. Her parents are a mess, her friends don't know how to treat her, and her perfect boyfriend suddenly seems anything but.

As Brie settles into her new normal, she encounters more questions than closure: Certain facts about the way Faith died just don't line up. Brie soon uncovers a dark and twisted secret about Faith's final night...a secret that puts her own life in danger.

My Take
 
One of the things I liked about this book was the fact that Brie was the fact that her mourning was not cliche.  It was messy and confusing.  Brie and Faith were so different and I thought it was great to see those differences. 
 
I think one of the hardest things for people to process is loss.  Adults have a hard time with it, let alone teens.  Brie's friends aren't sure what to say to her or how to behave around her.  I like the character of Tessa, who she becomes friends with.  Alis was great as well.  I'm hoping there may be another book to this down the line. 
 
I loved the part in the end between Brie and her mother.  The fact that Tessa kinda' found herself through it all.  Oh and growing up one of my best friends name was Rena.  Alis's sister is Reena.  Interesting enough the book I'm currently reading (Dreamland) has a character name Rina also.  Just a funky little coincidence I thought I would mention.  This book was fast paced, well written, wonderful book.  I'm giving it four kisses!
 

7 comments:

  1. I look forward to reading this novel.

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  2. I like messy and confusing! It sounds real. Nice!

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  3. Sounds like another good book :)

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  4. Wow. This one looks great, too!

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  5. This sounds like a realistic book of loss. I've heard good things about it and love the cover. Now I have to put it on my to-read list!

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