Friday, 20 September 2013

Review - Sia by Josh Grayson

Release date: 20th November 2013

Blurb from Goodreads:

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.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Patchwork Press and Josh Grayson*

3/5 stars

Sia, a seventeen-year-old, wakes up on a park bench with no memories wearing only jogging clothes and an iPod. After being homeless for a week Sia is reunited with her family after an accident. She then discovers that she has the perfect life - her parents are extremely wealthy and at school she is popular and powerful. But Sia soon realises that he life is not perfect and, embarrassed about her past, sets out to change.

I enjoyed reading as Sia tried to change her image and save her family. This book is, however, rather unrealistic as everything worked out and I questioned a few things that happened. For example, when Sia wakes up on the park bench she looks through the music on her iPod and notes that she has pop music on there, 'cheesy' pop music. How would she know that it's cheesy when she can't remember things such as movie stars? Also Sia's mum goes to rehab but her parents are in financial trouble, so how could her dad afford to send his wife to rehab? The story was also a bit predictable but it was nice to read a feel-good book for a change. Overall this was a good book despite its flaws.