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#77: Losing Faith - Denise Jaden

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When Brie’s sister, Faith, dies in a fall from a cliff, Brie’s world falls apart. As she goes through the bizarre and devastating process of mourning the sister she never understood, Brie must also contend with increasingly distant parents, her boyfriend’s betrayal, and her sudden outcast status at school. And once she’s over the initial shock of Faith’s death, Brie is encountering more questions than closure: Certain facts about the way Faith died just don’t line up. She soon uncovers Faith’s role in a dark and twisted religious cult…a cult that now wants Brie as a member

  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse; Original edition (September 7, 2010)
  • ISBN: 9781416996095
Author Bio:
 Denise Jaden is, or has been, everything from a professional Polynesian dancer and fitness competitor to a mushroom farmer and church secretary. Most of her time now is spent homeschooling or playing with her young son or in front of her computer writing.
Denise Jaden's short fiction has appeared in Mississippi Crow Magazine and The Greensilk Journal. The first draft of her first novel for teens, LOSING FAITH, was written in twenty-one days during NaNoWriMo 2007. It was released from Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster in September 2010, with her next one, NEVER ENOUGH, out in summer 2012. Her first non-fiction work, WRITING WITH A HEAVY HEART: USING GRIEF AND LOSS TO STRETCH YOUR FICTION, will be out in fall 2012.
She lives just outside Vancouver, Canada with her husband and son.

My Opinion:
When I first realized it was about teenage suicide, I thought to myself, the author really needs to pull this together properly for it to be a YA novel. Teens are impressionable, and the last thing I'd want my kid to read is about suicide. I imagine it's a tough subject for any parent.
However, this becomes more of something gone wrong and you begin to ease up on your previous feelings.
I really liked this book, even with it being such a sensitive subject. The writing is beautiful, and you really read the book fast because it flows so well.
I really liked Tessa. I think anyone who reads it will end up choosing her as a quick fave. She is strong, smart and not what you think her to be. Exactly the type of girl I would hang out with.
I think older teens would be alright to read it, but you know your teen more than anyone, so maybe give it a read yourself first. You might be surprised to find you devour it too.

4/5

Recommend? Yes

DISCLAIMER: I won my copy. I was not compensated for my opinion or this post.

Comments

  1. Denise handles sensitive subjects so well. I love her books.
    Thanks for review,
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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