Book Review: Survivor by Renee Jean

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Survivor by Renee Jean

A YA Novel published by Amazon Digital Services LLC (09/24/15)

Summary:

Sophomore Jasmine has a best friend and aspirations as a photographer. When she meets Tyler, everything melts into the background. He is everything to her, even when his behavior isn’t understandable or nice, but he showers her with attention, even demands it. Who is she to say no?

Keywords:

Abuse, Romance, Relationships, Attention, Bad Boyfriend, Charming, Lies, Dysfunctional Relationship, Family, Hiding, Best Friends, Pain, Domestic Violence, Survivor

My Review:

While I appreciate stories like Survivor, I felt like this particular tale was missing much of the important parts of a good story. When I think of survivor stories I think of Speak and how amazing that book is. This book, though it ended well, glossed through much of the action. As can be seen by the lack of dialogue, most of the action was told to the reader. The narrator was not as detailed or forthcoming with thoughts or emotions like I think someone in an abusive situation would be, even if they were negative thoughts and emotions. I never truly felt connected to the characters or the plot, though I was mad as all get out at Tyler and him getting away with his behavior. To that end, the ending was immensely satisfying and the climax contained all the tension that the beginning and middle were trying to reach.

This novel was published by Amazon Digital Services LLC on September 24th, 2015 and is available on Amazon here.

TL;DR Star Rating: 3.25

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