Bold by Julia Swift and Andrew Landis

Posted 23 April, 2014 by Paige in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

My Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Released July 2013
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About the Book:
When Sasha, a shy, 15-year-old girl who hides from the world, almost dies in a car crash, she vows that if she survives, she will be bold and live life to the fullest. Her newfound courage is tested when she meets Will, who moved to town after his journalist father’s disappearance. Will is fascinated by Sasha’s brush with and secret knowledge of death.

Sasha and Will push each other to take chances and break out of their sheltered world. Will they discover the difference between being bold and being reckless before they put themselves, or someone else, in danger?
My Thoughts:
Based purely on the synopsis of this book I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to think about this book, it really doesn’t do it justice. I didn’t have to go very far into the book to realize that. The characters are very believable and realistically written and the writing itself is top notch. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Bold and feel it would be a great book for any teen to read!
That is not to say that there weren’t a few rough spots: there were. At times I felt like the book just moved a little too fast, not in the actual story progression but in certain scenes. Of course, that might just be for my taste. Other than that I feel that this book surprised me in a good way. I was expecting a lot of cliches and such, sadly that seems to have become a standard in books such as these. Some cliches are great if done correctly. Others-not so much. In Bold, however, I never really saw anything that falls into either of those categories. It’s its own story and I can’t really describe it any other way besides calling Bold well, bold. Like all books, it’s all in the stories you like to read but if you like a nice book centered(basically) around finding yourself and becoming a better you–then this book is definitely for you!
*I received this book for review from the authors, but this in no way affected my thoughts expressed in this review*

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