Release Blitz + Review: Be the Girl by K.A. Tucker

Genre: YA contemporary romance

From the national bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths series and The Simple Wild comes a poignant story about a girl trying to change her future while evading her past.

Almost-sixteen-year-old Aria Jones is starting over. New postal code, new last name, new rules. But she doesn’t mind, because it means she can leave her painful regrets behind. In the bustling town of Eastmonte, she can become someone else. Someone better.

With the Hartford family living next door, it seems she will succeed. Sure, Cassie Hartford may be the epitome of social awkwardness thanks to her autism, but she also offers an innocent and sincere friendship that Aria learns to appreciate. And Cassie’s older brother, Emmett—a popular Junior A hockey player with a bright future—well … Aria wishes that friendship could lead to something more. If he didn’t already have a girlfriend, maybe it would.

But Aria soon finds herself in a dicey moral predicament that could derail her attempt at a fresh start. It is her loyalty to Cassie and her growing crush on Emmett that leads her to make a risky move, one that earns her a vindictive enemy who is determined to splinter her happy new world.

**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review**

I don't read as much Young Adult novels like I used to, but if one of my favorite authors decided to write one, you know I'll be one of the first ones in line to get a copy. I won't go into the plot of the story, because I think the blurb gives you the perfect insight into the story without spoiling it. I will go into how the story and characters made me feel. The characters were really great and Cassie in my opinion stole the show. She is such a beautiful and innocent person, and I would've loved to meet someone like her in high school (or now). She will always be honest and what you see is what you get with her. And that isn't always the case, and especially in high school people can be absolutely awful. When Aria moves to a new town, Cassie is the first one to adopt her as her new friend. She always can't stop talking about her great big brother Emmett. He was such a great guy and very protective of Cassie. Aria develops a crush on him right away, but who can blame her.

I think Be the Girl is a very important book for people to read because it sheds light and creates awareness on certain topics that is very relevant especially with social media. It also show the other side, which I loved. I thought I had this story all figured out, but then the author hit me with a plot twist and left me speechless. This book had me on edge and in tears a couple of times. I do wish the book was longer, or that the last couple of chapters weren't that fast-paced. It left me wanting more, and I kind of want a New Adult sequel. The connection between Aria and Emmett was there, but not enough that I 100% believed in it. But on the other hand, I also kind of liked that because it felt real. They are teenagers and they still have a lot of growing up to do. K.A. Tucker did an amazing job with this book and it was obvious that it was personal to her. I really hope she will write more books in this genre.
Afbeeldingsresultaat voor about the author
K.A. Tucker writes captivating stories with an edge.

She is the USA Today bestselling author of 17 books, including the Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series, He Will Be My Ruin, Until It Fades, Keep Her Safe, and The Simple Wild. Her books have been featured in national publications including USA Today, Globe & Mail, Suspense Magazine, and Publisher's Weekly. Ten Tiny Breaths was a finalist in the 2013 Goodreads Choice Awards.

K.A. Tucker currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto with her family.

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