Published on 11/20/13 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
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.
Sia has a hook that grabbed me from the very first page. Seventeen year old Sia wakes up on a park bench with no recollection of who she is. Yes, it’s intriguing. I was turning pages like mad jus to try and figure out what was going on.
Sia, it turns out, has a condition called fugue amnesia, presumably brought on by something traumatic. But she doesn’t understand thisright away so she ends up living on the cold and dangerous streets of LA, under a bridge, with an older homeless woman named Carol. Carol brings Sia under her wing and takes care of her until an unfortunate accident lands her in the hospital where her real identity is discovered.
Sia is the daughter of a famous movie producer and ex-model. She lives in a huge mansion and she discovers that she was not exactly the nicest person before she lost her memories. She was selfish and mean and cared only about popularity and “things”.
But living on the streets with Carol gave her a new empathy for others and she brings this with her when she returns to her old life.
This is an uplifting second chance redemption story for the young adult crowd. It’s got a little bit of romance in it, but really this is the personal journey of Sia and how she changes over time and begins to understand the important things in life. A great read for teens and it’s clean as well. No drugs or sex, just a little bit of kissing and a whole lot of good deeds and personal reflection.
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About Josh Grayson
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).
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This looks Really good!! & also seems to be a book that I can share with my daughter!!
Yes, definitely Maari! It’s a really good teen book.
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This storyline sounds intriguing. I have to admit it also sounds very similar to something I read in recent months. . . hmmmm, what could it have been? Oh! Right! Losing Francesca! LOL OK, they seem to share a few similarities but certainly have distinct differences as well. I look forward to where he goes with the premise of waking into a “new to you” life that suddenly isn’t all you thought it was when you first awoke. There are without a doubt some serious potentail pitfalls ahead, but also some amazing chances to take this concept and totally make it his own!
The book sounds very intriguing. Look forward to reading. Thank you for the giveaway.
The books sounds interesting and something that I will enjoy.
I love the idea for the story line…very different. I like the fact that she isn’t who she thinks she is and I am intrigue to see what happens with this story. Thx for the giveaway
I love the concept! Thank you for the review and the giveaway. Looking forward to reading SIA!
the blurb sounds different
Looks and sounds really good.
Thanks so much for the giveaway
This sounds like something I would love! Thanks for the chance to win