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Release date: November 20th, 2013.
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction
"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."
Josh Grayson gives you a modern fairy tale in his debut novel - Sia. Imagine what would happen if you would mix Courtney Summers novels Cracked Up to Be and Some Girls Are with reality TV shows and second-chance scenarios? That would be it.
Sia is a mean girl who wakes up one day on the bench in the middle of the day and she has no clue who she is or what she was doing before that moment. She is forced to live on the streets for a full week like homeless person and that one experience is a start of her change. Accident brings her back to the family and her old life, but Sia can't fit into the it - new girl is completely different person. Rest of the story is pretty expected - she changes, helps out other people and find new friends. Don't forget a new boyfriend.
Honestly, I expected something much more serious. Sia is a fluffy read where everyone gets what they want and it's all in the typical "they lived happily ever after" tone. Not very realistic, but okay. My biggest problem with this novel was that I couldn't buy whole amnesia plot twist. It wasn't really believable for me.
Who will love this book? Fans of light, fun reads.
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About the author
Josh Grayson was born in Mexico, raised in Massachusetts, and now lives in Martinsville, 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.
Josh currently works as a medical driver, shuttling people all over Virginia and North Carolina. He has also worked as a machinist, film sales rep, administrative assistant, and telemarketer (he apologizes if he called you).
Sia is his debut YA novel.