I received the following book from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Chasing Crazy by Kelly Siskind
Published by Forever on January 12th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Source: The Publisher
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Dear Mom & Dad, I dropped out of school. I'm going backpacking. Sorry. Love you both.
At nineteen, Nina has endured two lifetimes' worth of humiliation. Tired of waiting for it to get better, she decides to get going-across the globe to New Zealand. There she soon faces what she most fears: a super sexy guy ready to be Nina's next mistake.
Once Sam's life was all about having fun. That was before the accident. Now his friends have bailed and his world is broken. But when a gorgeous girl on his flight looks at him with passion instead of pity, Sam feels his old self coming back to life.
Now traveling together, Nina and Sam know this isn't just a fling. They're falling fast, hard, and deep. More than anything, Sam wants Nina to forget her fears. But to help her do that he must reveal his own painful secret-and risk Nina never seeing him the same way again.
I just knew from the moment I first heard about this book that I’d be able to relate to Nina. We’re both quirky, awkward, and, okay, maybe just a little bit crazy. Thankfully, that’s not always a bad thing. This book was just… amazing. A story of conquering your fears, of facing your own kind of crazy head on and being the person you are: not who you think you should be. The characters, every single one of them, have unique personalities that were 100% real. From Nina, and all her phobias(that she can recite, mind you), to Sam and his fear that no one will ever be able to look past his scars(both emotional and physical) enough to love him, and everyone in between you will see a bit of yourself in each of them. This amazing debut has me ready to add a new author to my list of favorites, and I can’t wait to see what she brings us next. Quite honestly, this is one of the best NA contemporaries I’ve ever had the pleasure of cracking open.