Book Review: Can't Look Away by Donna Cooner

Can't Look Away
Author: Donna Cooner
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Romance | Family
Released: August 26th 2014
Review Source: Point | Netgalley

Donna Cooner establishes herself as our own Jodi Picoult in this timely tale of sisters, loss, and redemption.

Torrey Grey is famous. At least, on the internet. Thousands of people watch her popular videos on fashion and beauty. But when Torrey's sister is killed in an accident -- maybe because of Torrey and her videos -- Torrey's perfect world implodes.

Now, strangers online are bashing Torrey. And at her new school, she doesn't know who to trust. Is queen bee Blair only being sweet because of Torrey's internet infamy? What about Raylene, who is decidedly unpopular, but seems accepts Torrey for who she is? And then there's Luis, with his brooding dark eyes, whose family runs the local funeral home. Torrey finds herself drawn to Luis, and his fascinating stories about El dio de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead.

As the Day of the Dead draws near, Torrey will have to really look at her own feelings about death, and life, and everything in between. Can she learn to mourn her sister out of the public eye?

I can tell you now, this book made me cry. I probably can't deal with sad endings or sad stories, but this one kept me going.

Torrey Grey has this great life that everybody would want. She makes her own videos and puts them up on a site like YouTube. She tells you want is hot in the clothing and makeup style for the months to the seasons. But what her viewers don't know is that she lost her sister because a drunk driver hit her and killed her.

At Torrey new school she doesn't know who to trust and not trust. She doesn't want everybody to know about her family. Because the reason why her sister was hit was because she didn't want to be at the mall helping her make the videos and she tried to leave and walk home. At her new school she starts to notice that people keep looking at her and she thinks they might know her. Then she meets a boy named Luis. Everybody thinks he is weird because his family owns a funeral home. Torrey finds out stuff about Luis and what life he use to have. Plus Luis is the only one that told Torrey sorry about her sister. The only reason why he knew was because her funeral was there.

I don't want to tell you much about this book because it's a great book and well written story. Torrey's story will keep turning you pages.

1 comment:

  1. I've never heard of this book but it sounds like something I'll be reading.. Torrey's story sounds good and maybe (just maybe), her story might make me tear up.. and I'm sort of into that kind of stories lately :) Nice review!

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project


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