Friday, October 26, 2012

The Color of Grace by Linda Kage

Goodreads description:

When my mother remarried after thirteen years of being a widow, I had to move to a new town and enroll in a new school. Suddenly thrust into an entirely different kind of life, I just wanted to go home. I didn’t want to meet new people, didn’t want to leave my old friends, didn’t want to become a third wheel to my mom and her husband….and I really didn’t want to see Ryder Yates again. Ugh, I still don’t know why I turned down that too-good-to-be-true boy who flirted with me when we were attending separate schools. 

But honestly, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. It was worse. 

Who knew becoming lost in a new life could help a girl find her true colors?

Mary's Review:

I was contacted by the author to review this book.  After I read the blurb, I thought it sounded interesting and read it. WOW! I was so wrong about this book.  The blurb does it NO JUSTICE!! IT IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN THAT!!  I read this book in one sitting.  I couldn't put it down.  I thought it was just going to be about a girl starting a new school and meeting a new boy ... but this book was so much more than that!!! SO MUCH MORE!!

Best part of the book: Bet you think I am going to say that Ryder is the best part of the book......well, you are half right,  Ryder AND Grace.  I think they are just a perfect set of characters.  Even though Grace liked Ryder right away, I liked how she "messed" with him a bit.  I love how Ryder is still there for her no matter what.

Not so great about the book:  Ok, this is not a "bad" part of the book but I really dislike this character.  It's Barry, Grace's step-father.  He is a big jerky-jerk! (I would use stronger language but I am trying to keep it PG).  I really dislike him! But, it is a large part of the story.  The other thing that I disliked was the Epilogue was not long enough for me.  However, I am a little greedy that way!

Overall, this is a great book and I think it would be a great read for everyone!!

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