Tuesday, 4 March 2014
Thoughts on Searching for Beautiful by Nyrae Dawn.
Before, Brynn had a group of best friends, a loving boyfriend, a growing talent for pottery. She had a life. And after…she had none.
When Brynn lost the boyfriend who never loved her, the friends who feel she betrayed their trust, and the new life just beginning to grow inside her, she believes her future is as empty as her body. But then Christian, the boy next door, starts coming around. Playing his guitar and pushing her to create art once more. She meets some new friends at the local community center, plus even gets her dad to look her in the eye again…sort of.
But can Brynn open up her heart to truly find her life’s own beauty, when living for the after means letting go of the before?
I've been a fan of Nyrae Dawn since I started blogging, I've read the majority of her books and reviewed a few as well as interviewing her. Naturally I assumed I'd love her latest Young Adult title.... But I didn't. I'm not even sure why I just couldn't get into it. A couple of the characters grated on me I suppose but that's happened before and I've still enjoyed the book hmmm...
I only skimmed Searching for Beautiful but I still found it to be beautifully written with great realistic characterisation. It seemed to cover many themes successfully with a positive moral message that avoided being preachy! I am disappointed that I didn't love, or even finish,this title like the rest of Nyrae's books but I would still recommend picking it up yourself!
Let me know if you love it!