I am so happy I got to read this book and participate in this blog tour. On this stop there is my review, he music playlist for the book (which has great music on it), and a giveaway. So let's get started and meet the author Janet.
Janet lives near the Canadian Rockies with her husband and son and a little dog named Bruce. She does not live in an Igloo or play hockey, but she does love maple syrup and says “eh” a lot.
Janet only gives 5 stars to the books she reviews because she is an author herself and knows that no book can appeal to everyone, but like a child, it is very special to the creator.
I'M NOT HER was published by Sourcebooks Teen Fire in May 2011.
IF I TELL released Oct 1, 2011 from Sourcebooks Teen Fire.
WHO I KISSED Sourcebooks Fire 2012.
Janet's work will also appear in the THE FIRST TIME anthology, DEAR TEEN ME anthology and WHO DONE IT anthology.
There are a few things Grace Anderson knows for sure. One is that nothing will ever come between her and her best friend, Kya Kessler. They have a pact. Buds Before Studs. Sisters Before Misters. But in the summer before senior year, life throws out challenges they never expected. And suddenly the person who's always been there starts to need the favor returned. Grace and Kya are forced to question how much a best friend can forgive. And the answer is not what they expected.
Kya and Grace are what the definition of best friends is. They are always there for one another through everything. Their motto is “Buds Before Studs” and nothing will ever change that for them. That is until some unexpected challenges come their way and it has them questions if their friendship is as strong as they always thought it was.
I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I think it’s a story we can all relate to. We all have that one friend who we can call on no matter what and they will help us. And most of us keep that friendship our whole lives and it felt like it was going to be that way for Kya and Grace until one friend did the other wrong. This story really hit home for me as I can relate to having a friendship like this the only difference is what tears Kya and Grace apart is different from my own friendship. I kept finding myself having to take a break from reading because it brought back all the emotions and memories of a friendship that wasn’t what I thought it would be.
Janet’s writing is so pure and she really makes you feel the struggles that Kya and Grace are going through. I highly recommend this book to people of all ages as it’s a powerful book of friendship and the loss we can all feel when we lose that friend. 4/5 Bloody Fangs
1 Everyone Wants To Be Like You- Snow
2 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun- Cindy Lauper
3 My Life Would Suck Without You- Kelly Clarkson
4 Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
5 Tonight Tonight
6 Hey Ya- Outkast
7 Don’t Stop the Party- Pitbull
8 Shake It – Metro Station
9 Good Thing- Fine Young Cannibals
10 Call Me Maybe- Carly Rae Jepson
11 Poker Face- Gaga
12 Because Of You- Kelly Clarkson
13 It’s Time- Imagine Dragons
14 Good-Bye Avril Lavigne
If you want to listen to the music go HERE
I would like to say Thank you to Janet for letting me review your book and Thank you to Jean for letting me participate in this blog tour. Make sure you check out all the other stops on this TOUR and don't forget to enter the giveaway.