In a World Just Right
Author: Jen Brooks
Reading Level: Young Adult
Genre: Science Fiction
Released: April 28th 2015
Review Source: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers | ReadingTeen
High school senior Jonathan Aubrey creates worlds at will. In Kylie-Simms-is-my-girlfriend, he’s given himself everything he doesn’t have in real life-–the track team, passing grades, and his dream girl–-until one day he confuses his worlds and almost kisses the real Kylie Simms. Now his girlfriend Kylie and the real Kylie are changing, and Jonathan must solve the mystery of his own life to save his love from a gruesome fate.
Have you ever closed your eyes and picture a different world? Maybe even imagine to be dating the person you like? Have you picture a loved one alive, when you know she or he is dead? Have you ever wanted to be in another place or have things you just can’t get in the real world? A world that is just in your liking.
In a World Just Right, Jonathan Aubrey creates a new world. A world in which his parents are still alive. A world that he isn’t shy. A world that he has friends and even dates the girl he likes. Jon has created a world that is just right for him. A world with happiness. A world that he is not called Frankenstein. A world that his burns and scars are simply symbols of surviving. A world in which he doesn’t limp and is able to run.
Little did I know this book will make me cry. The tragedy Jonathan goes thru is one that I wish no one would go thru. It is a harsh world and when we lose the ones we love, we realize life is precious to waste. Even the simple act of walking is precious - we have to be grateful for it. Some are not fortunate to walk, others are able to walk but while limping.
There are some parts In A World Just Right that will break you, there are parts that will make you smile, but most of all there is a twist in the story that is mind-blowing. I was utterly and completely blown away with the last pages. I recommend this book to everyone. It is a piece of art that will show you the beauty of life.