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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Tour! A Review of Sia by Josh Grayson

Sia by Josh Grayson
Genre: Young Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: November 20, 2013
Publisher: Self

When seventeen-year-old Sia wakes up on a park bench, she has no idea who or where she is. Yet after a week of being homeless, she’s reunited with her family. At school, she’s powerful and popular. At home, she’s wealthy beyond her dreams. But she quickly realizes her perfect life is a lie. Her family is falling apart and her friends are snobby, cruel and plastic. Worse yet, she discovers she was the cruelest one. Mortified by her past, she embarks on a journey of redemption and falls for Kyle, the “geek” she once tormented. Yet all the time she wonders if, when her memories return, she’ll become the bully she was before…and if she’ll lose Kyle.

Sia is the debut novel by Josh Grayson. Sia's friends reminded me of Mean Girls, and Sia herself was one of the Mean Girls before she lost her memory. I liked the Sia we got to know. She was caring, brave, and strong. Her life on the streets in the beginning was eye opening. The conflicts were easily resolved within the plot. That took away some of the realistic feel for me. I would liked to have seen a little more Umph. Sure, we have seen similar stories, but this was a nice and fun read with a good message. I'm a sucker for stories where the popular girl falls for the nerdy guy. Kyle was just the kind of nerdy guy a girl could easily fall for too. He may not have been popular, but he didn't let it change him. He stood up for himself and those he cares about. Sia spreads a beautiful message on how one person can make a difference. It's an appropriate read for a young adult audience.

Sia by Josh Grayson was provided to me by the author for review. The opinions are my own.

Josh Grayson was born in Mexico, raised in Massachusetts, and now lives in Virginia. It was his move to the South that stirred his imagination and gave him the courage to start writing. During his free time, Josh enjoys reading, jogging, swimming, and watching YouTube videos.

Sia is his debut YA novel.

To learn more about Josh Grayson and his books, visit his website.You can also find him on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter.

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