Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Review: Becoming Bryn by Angela Carling

Title: Becoming Bryn
Author: Angela Carling
Published: June 15th 2013
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
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Caution: May contain spoilers

For months, Jesse has been envious of her twin sister Bryn and even has a crush on Bryn’s gorgeous, popular boyfriend, Quinton. When Jesse awakens from a coma to learn that everyone thinks she IS Bryn, the option of actually taking over her sister’s life is beyond tempting, but there’s a downside. She’d have to give up Ethan, her best friend and the only person she trusts. Could she actually live as Bryn for the rest of her life? And if her family and friends found out, would they ever forgive her?

My Thoughts:

The idea of this one, let me tell ya, is pretty intense. When I first picked it up, I'm not sure what it was that I was expecting, but when the moment comes where everyone thinks Jesse is Bryn... Yeah, that's when I discovered it was going to be different.

Jesse pretending to be Bryn is a mix of hope and heartbreak. At first, you are trying to wrap your head around why Jesse would WANT to be Bryn, and you sort of get it. But then, you see the flipside of things and you're really flustered and wishing she hadn't made such a poor choice. Unfortunately though for Jesse, and sometimes for us, when faced with a split second decision, it's so easy to be confused and just jump over the fence expecting greener grass. And while she had to discover it the hard way, she still made the best of her situation, especially considering all the circumstances involved.

Becoming Bryn went to places I didn't expect. You want to laugh and cry and swoon (yes, very much swooning indeed... there was an excellent kiss... not telling you with WHO though!) and not be able to put the book down because of it. Angela Carling knows how to hold together an intricate story and tell it in the best way possible.

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2 comments:

  1. The old switchero is hard to beat in a story. I can imagine many twins would do the same if given the chance. It's a very interesting premise. Will have to give it a try.

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    1. YES. It's one of those great story lines that can be done in numerous ways and still be intriguing. :)

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