Almost sixteen-year-old Aria Jones is starting over. New postal code, new last name, new rules. But she doesnt 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 a...
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Be the Girl Reviews
★★ 4.5 stars! ★★
I honestly don’t read young adult novels very often, but when I do, I want them to be written just like this one: with solid writing, powerful messaging, and a happy ending. Tucker nails her YA debut with Be the Girl, and it’s one that I would recommend for adults and teens alike.
Aria Jones is adjusting to so many life changes for only being a 15 year old. After her parent's divorce, she and her mother move cross-country to live with her crotchety yet lovable great-uncle—who happ ...more
Be the Girl is a story that will stay with you long after you’ve finished it. Tucker has crafted an adorable story that packs a punch you won’t see coming. Be the Girl is a story about bullying, regret, and redemption. Regret and forgiveness go hand in hand, so feelings about the end of this novel may differ greatly person-to-person.
I’m usually not a fan of high school stories because I usually find them tedious with all their petty high school drama. However, Tucker expertly crafted an adorable ...more
Be the Girl is a ya/coming of age story with an important message. It was heartbreaking, heartwarming, and a story of forgiveness, moving forward, and it's a book that made me think and feel.
Aria and her mother move across country for a fresh start. They are moving in with her mom's older uncle, Merv, who is a bit grouchy but lovable all the same. Aria is starting a new school where she knows no one, but she just happens to have neighbors that are in the same school as her, Cassie and ...more
I can't remember the last time I read a book in a constant state of nerves. I had to take many breaks for this reason. Being a teenager nowadays is definitely not like it was when I was growing up. Aria has learned that the hard way.
This book was very though provoking and eye opening. I have a social awkward child and seeing this on paper was very real. And as a recipient of bullying as a teen, I was just sick to my stomach at a few of the actions portrayed here. This really happens. And of cour ...more
"I wish I had a time machine… I’d do anything to go back in time. To erase it all.”
What a truly POWERFUL book this was! Best known for the varied distinctiveness of her stories, K.A. Tucker’s foray into Young Adult fiction is nothing less than extraordinary, delivering a coming-of-age story that is heartfelt, relevant, and incredibly thought-provoking. With a narrative conveyed entirely through a fifteen-year-old’s voice, K.A. Tucker captures some of the most troubling issues facing teenager ...more
The first 3 sentences in the blurb are like venom to me. I pass miles away. And 16 yo... not happening to this young old woman here. 🤣🤣🤷🏻♀🤷🏻♀
And I feel like many readers are fed up with these YA books too. The drama is so tiresome ...more
Be the Girl was a fantastic, emotional and thought provoking young adult novel. It was a wonderful read, and extremely satisfying in every regard. Touching scenes, laugh out moments, and characters that I genuinely loved made this novel a true winner.
There were so many things I loved and adored about this book.
Aria was this complex heroine, with a dark past, but still approachable and genuinely nice. Cassie, an adorable, hilarious, and unique character easily stole my heart. And her br ...more