Book Review: Sia by Josh Grayson

Author: Josh Grayson
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary
Release Date: November 20th 2013
Review Source: NetGally

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.

This is a story of girl that wakes up on a park bench and is not aware of anything around her. She is lost and she isn’t sure where she should head. The only thing that indicates her name is an iPod she is carrying. With nowhere to call home or someone to seek for, this girl becomes homeless. While seeking a spot to sleep under the bridge, Sia friends with a woman named Carol. This lady is very kind and noble and helps her out during this frightening night. As the days go along, Carol teaches her how to be kind no matter how cruel this world is. After eight days of being homeless, Sia is hit by a taxi and is reunited with her real family.

I found myself intrigued with this book because we learned that Sia was a very cruel person that didn’t have mercy upon anyone. Throughout her journey of being homeless, she learned to be a kind person. When she is finally reunited with her family and finally learns of her “old life”, Sia challenges herself to be that better person she learned to be. In the end, she teaches her parents to be kind as well.

This is a cute story that kept me entertained for few hours. It is well written with a solid storyline, although predictable. The author can indeed write. We learn that anyone can change, as long as you set your mind to. We also learn that money doesn’t buy happiness. This book can be read within hours, perfect for those “quick read” moments.

1 comment:

  1. The cover is absolutely beautiful and this book sounds really different. I'm intrigued.
    - Annie


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