Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Natasha Friend; For Keeps


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  • ARC

  • Reading level: Young Adult


Synopsis

Josie's never met her dad, and that's fine with her. To Josie, Paul Tucci is just a guy who got her mom pregnant and then moved away. It all happened sixteen years ago, when Josie's mom was still a teenager herself. But now Paul Tucci is back in town, and Josie has to deal with not one but two men in her life—her father and her first boyfriend, who Josie fears will hurt her just like Paul hurt her mother.

My Review

  Josie's mother was left to raise her with only the help of her parents. Josie's relationship with her mother is picture perfect until her mom starts dating Mr. Jazz.(that's not really his name.) Clingy needy take all my mothers time Mr. Jazz.  Josie's relationship with her mother was awesome. It felt comfortable and honest. One that I wish alot of kids could have with their parents.          After seeing Paul Tucci's (Josie Biological father) parents Josie's can't seem to stop thinking about them. It doesn't help that Big Nick (Josie's Biological Grandfather) keeps dropping by were she works. Yet doesn't have a clue as to who she is.  The book flowed so easily I finished this in one sitting.  The twist in the book was a shocker and Josie's best-friend Liv was amazing. I loved her character. This is a definite read. 

Check out the Author Natasha Friend

28 comments:

brizmus said...

This does sound quite great, actually. :-)

Book Crazy Jenn said...

Sounds soo good, I hope to read it soon, great review!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Great review :)

Nina said...

Sounds like a fantastic book to read. I really like the cover of the book. :)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I love the sound of this! I'm off to Amazon to wish list it before I forget. :-)

Lily Child said...

It's rainy and cloudy here...Me thinks it's the perfect day to drop by the bookstore, grab a cup of coffee, and buy/read an amazing book. I will definitely be picking this one up today! :)

bianca_riot said...

Sounds like a good read, also sounds similiar to something else i read, a while back so im sure i would enjoy this book. The cover is stunning too. Thanks for the review!

Charlotte said...

It sounds like a good one! I'll keep it in mind for when I need a break from sci fi/fantasy!

Giada M said...

Great review! I like the cover veryyyy much!*_*


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elizabeth said...

I loved your review! I definitely want to read this book now. I love twists in books :)

InABox said...

There's a twist? For Keeps just jumped up a few spots on my TBR. Great review!

Alex said...

This is in the mail for me!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Your review convinced me to read this one! :-)

Katy said...

Twists are my favorite! I'll definitely have to check this one out at my next library visit.

Sara said...

I LOVED this book! I agree w/you about Liv; usually I'm not a fan of YA best friends, but Friend did a great job w/Liv. She was a perfect foil to Josie!

Sara @ The Hiding Spot

Samantha said...

That sounds a lot like me when I had my first child. Another book I want to read.

Angelia said...

This sounds great, and it hits close to home.

YA Vampire Books said...

Wow - awesome review! I've been curious about this book before, but now I'm definitely putting it on my wishlist!

EVA SB said...

I've seen this book around but this is the first review I've read. It sounds excellent. One for the TBR list.

Brodie said...

I swear, you're going to send me broke with all these books you're forcing me to add to my wishlist ;) It's really nice to see that Josie has such a close relationship with her mother, as strong parent-child relationships aren't always so common in YA books. But it sounds great, have to read!

kstobias0385 said...

You know, I've never meet my father. I used to want to meet him but I'm not sad to have not known him. After all, you can't miss someone you've never meet before.

BUT. I have wondered what it'd have been like if we did ever have the chance to meet. I don't think I'd ever be in anything similar to Josie's situation, but I could probably relate. Guess I need to put this on the TBR list ;)

kstobias0385 said...

I totally misspelled 'met'. Sigh. Why do 'met' and 'meet' have to be so alike?

Brianna Bruce said...

It sounds so devastatingly beautiful. I have to read this! Terrific review!

Erika said...

this sounds like something that cannot be missed, and i look forward to reading it :) i love bestfriends in books because they usually end up being such winning characters, so that's a definite plus.

Amy J - Book Addict said...

I have heard about this one and each time I see it I want to read it more!

Amy J
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Tina said...

These days I'm in realistic novels so I think I'll like it. I love all this parent, boyfriends, problems. Thanks for the review!

ChickLitGirl said...

This sounds good. You made me excited for this one!
Good work.

Readerly Person said...

I LOVE awesome best friends! This one's going on my list.

- Rebecca
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