Friday, September 27, 2013

Skipping Stones Review...


They say there are five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.

Not everyone will grieve in this order, nor will everyone go through every stage. It’s during the stage of denial when Alex Hart meets Andrew Foster. He takes her one-step closer to acceptance: the stage when new, meaningful relationships are formed. The stage when the realization occurs that this is now the new state of normal.

Just when Alex thinks she is on her way to healing, she enters the bargaining phase. That’s the phase where you wonder what you could have done differently. You wonder “what if?” Specifically, what if the ones you loved hadn’t left you?

Leaving…this is what makes heading off to war so difficult and frightening for Alex. She knows all too well what it’s like to be the one on the losing end of life, which is why she’s made it her personal mission in life to save as many lives as possible. The extreme high she gets from treating trauma victims turns into Alex’s own form of therapy, or so she thinks.

When faced with her world being turned upside down, Alex may just find that her true therapy is in the one who has always saved her.


By Kayla:

 I was given this book for an honest review. This was an awesome book. The title makes you think it’s going to be about Skipping stones, but no that’s not at all, what it is about. Alex is a normal teenager but seems to have an old soul. She would rather spend time with her grandparents than doing other things like her friends. A lot of things in this book you would think oh this is going to happen but it doesn’t and it has surprises all throughout it. I think that’s why I enjoyed it so much. I like to not be able to see things coming. It makes the book more interesting. J.B has placed a lot of raw emotions into her characters, not only Alex and Drew but papa and memaw. You fall in love with ever one in the book. J.B brings her characters to life in her story and it feels like you are living the life with them. I love stories that bring me in. Those are the kind that warm your heart and bring out emotions that sometimes are hidden. This book made me cry and it made me laugh. I am a pretty emotional reader anyways but this book had me crying from the prologue. I loved it. J.B you did an awesome job in writing in this story. I am so glad I got a chance to read it. 

I give it 5 out of 5 stars!!! 


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J.B. McGee was born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina. After graduating from South Aiken High School, she toured Europe as a member of the 1999 International Bands of America Tour, playing the clarinet. While attending Converse College, an all-girls school in Spartanburg, South Carolina, she visited Charleston often. It quickly became one of her favorite vacation spots. She met her husband, Chad, during Christmas break her freshman year, and they married in 2001 and she moved back to her home town. 

In 2005, the couple welcomed their first son, Noah. J.B. finished her Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of South Carolina-Aiken in 2006. During her time studying children's literature, a professor had encouraged her to become a writer.

In 2007, she welcomed their second child, Jonah, and she became a stay at home mom/entrepreneur. In 2009, the found out their two children and J.B. have Mitochondrial Disease. In 2011, a diagnosis also was given to Chad. Please take a moment and learn more about Mitochondrial Disease. Awareness is key to this disease that has no cure or treatments.

J.B. McGee and her family now reside in Buford, Georgia, to be closer to their children's medical team. After a passion for reading had been re-ignited, J.B. decided to finally give writing a shot. Broken (This Series), is her first book and first series. 

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