Review: We Were Beautiful by Heather Hepler
About The Book:
Title:We Were Beautiful
Author: Heather Hepler
Publisher: Blink YA
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: April 2, 2019
It's been a year since fifteen-year-old Mia Hopkins was in the car crash that killed her older sister and left her terribly scarred. The doctors tell her she was lucky to survive. Her therapist says it will take time to heal. The police reports claim there were trace amounts of alcohol in her bloodstream. But no matter how much she tries to reconstruct the events of that fateful night, Mia's memory is spotty at best. She's left with accusations, rumors, and guilt so powerful it could consume her. As the rest of Mia's family struggles with their own grief, Mia is sent to New York City to spend the summer with a grandmother she's never met. All Mia wants to do is hide from the world, but instead she's stuck with a summer job in the bustling kitchens of the cafe down the street. There she meets Fig--blue-haired, friendly, and vivacious--who takes Mia under her wing. As Mia gets to know Fig and her friends--including Cooper, the artistic boy who is always on Mia's mind--she realizes that she's not the only one with a painful past. Over the summer, Mia begins to learn that redemption isn't as impossible as she once thought, but her scars inside run deep and aren't nearly so simple to heal ... especially when Mia finally pieces together her memories of the night Rachel died.
What a book! So many feelings. I loved Mia! She was one of those characters you just wanted to reach through the pages and hug. I loved her spirit, and watching her grow.
The book was an easy read but it wasn't childish. I thought it was really well written, and the characters relatable. I loved all of Mia's friends!
Definitely a YA I recommend!
Thanks to Just Read Tours for a copy of this book. All opinions are my own.
Heather Hepler is the author of several books for teens and tweens including the new release"We Were Beautiful".She loves tomato soup, fat cats, and hiking. (Not necessarily in that order.)
She's lived in EastTexas, Alaska, and Death Valley. Currently she, her son, their two spoiled cats, and theirridiculously smart dog live in Downeast Maine.
She loves it when readers write to her, and she promises to write them back.
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