Monday, December 10, 2012
Forever Me by Thomas Amo Review
Reading Level: Young Adult
Publisher: Gothic Twist
Hannah Richards isn't your typical 16 year-old at Wichita Falls High. Fashions, trends, cosmetics and style are unimportant to her. An avid reader, guitar player, classic movie and television buff, Hannah marches to the beat of her own drum. Visible only to her Father the town Sheriff, and her two best friends. Hannah lives a simple, un-pampered life as an "Eastie."
After coming to the aide of Taylor Monroe, a popular member of the ultra snobby "Stilettos" at school, Hannah's life beings spiraling out of control. As she starts spending more time with Taylor, her best friends abandon her, after a series of misunderstandings, causing Hannah to re-invent herself.
Hannah quickly gets caught up in a life much different than the one she knows, where status, glamour, makeup, appearance and acceptance become her masters. And what of the dark secret that haunts the streets of Wichita Falls?
Can Hannah survive the lies, deceit, jealousy and rage that are now waiting for her behind every corner? Will she succumb to the pressures of popularity? Or will she be crushed under the heels of the "Stilettos"?
~High school is hard enough just being yourself, let alone being someone you're not~
This book would make the most amazing movie. It focuses on some real every day problems in nowadays teenage world. I think this is one of those books people just need to read. I took so much from it. I have no doubt others will too. It was a super great read.
Hannah was a great main character. I really liked her. It was easy to relate to her. I loved how she really made an impact on the world around her. I loved how strong she was. I loved that she could accept anyone even people she never saw herself associating with. She was genuinely a good person. There was tons of secondary characters. I really liked how people Hannah never thought she would be friends with we're better friends to her than her best friends. You don't have to be exactly like someone to get along with them. For the most part Hannah was the bigger person. She had a little but of a downfall but she got back up there. I liked how all the Stilettos became good friends with Hannah. I liked the tension between characters. All the characters were very well done and I enjoyed reading about them.
I think one of the best parts of this book was how relatable it was. I think it's perfect for teenagers. I loved the storyline. It was pretty fast paced. The characters were great. I've never really read a book that I could compare to the world around me. Everything was so well done. I wasn't sure what to expect when starting this one. It surprised me. I found it impossible to put down. I had to know where the story was going to go. Overall I'm so glad I got the chance to read this one. I really enjoyed it. I highly recommend this one, I think a lot can be taken from it.