Wednesday, November 27, 2013

SIA by Josh Grayson – Review and Giveaway!

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Summary from Goodreads:
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.

I was given an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review.

My Review
I really enjoyed this story. It was cute and original. Each chapter had me eager to find out what was going to happen next, it was a page turner for me. It made me laugh, it made me shed some tears and in some moments it made me angry.  Although fictional, I feel that it can inspire teens out in the real world.
Talk about life can sure throw some curveballs.
Sia, a girl who one day wakes up in the park and not remembers anything about herself or her life & lives on the streets. She meets a homeless lady who helps her along the way until an accident put her in the hospital and it’s where they find her parents.
Still not remembering anything about her life, not family or friends she returns home with her parents and figures out she is a wealthy girl. Her parents are both in show biz. It might seem in the outside that Sia & her family have the perfect life, but in the inside they are struggling with different issues.
  After meeting her friends & boyfriend she returns to school and little by little finds out the kind of person she was in the past and to her surprise she was not a good one.
 The people she humiliated are struggling with accepting her as a friend and her old friends don’t know what to make of her with her memory loss.
Sia falls for the nerd boy that at one time she humiliated, but will he accept her?
I really liked this part about her falling for him and trying to redeem herself not just with him but with everyone around her, and she always goes back to the bag lady who helped her out while on the streets for advice.
Overall it was a beautiful story with a beautiful ending. I liked how it all turnout not just for Sia, but everyone around her. It was beautifully written and the author did a great job for it being his debut YA romance novel.
I give it 5 stars!
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Others Reviews for SIA
“A compelling read full of intrigue, romance, and lots of surprises. I couldn’t wait to see what happened next!” - Jennifer Read Hawthorne, #1 New York Times bestselling author 

“There have been very few books that made me think they made to someday become a movie (i.e. Warm Bodies, The Host). And I guess Sia can join the club, because this book, I say, is perfect for it. I felt like I was reading a script for a movie, the plot is fantastic and the characters are great, there's a little of humor as well as tragic situations.” -Bookish Randomness

“Well I finished this book amazingly fast. This whole book will leave you amused, intrigued, in awe, and most importantly in love with the whole story line until the very last word. I'll have to go with 5 stars for this book.”  - Lovely Reads

“Beautifully written…this one will have you reflecting on your current and past actions. Although a fiction, Sia inspires.” –A Starry-eyed Heart Review  

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

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