Thursday, September 6, 2012

Menthol Kisses (Book Review)

Title: Menthol Kisses
Author: Abby Stewart
Publisher: Self-Published
Source: From Author for Review

Goodreads Summary:
When Logan’s sister, and closest confidant, moves off to college, Logan must get used to her new life. A solitary high school student in a small town, Logan embarks on a journey to follow in her sister’s footsteps and do something that will allow her to escape, forever. 

Logan’s new friends bring weekends of alcohol and drug fueled pasture parties -- but friendship turns to betrayal when Logan is raped by a boy she trusts. Lost and desperate, she seeks comfort in drugs. Logan struggles with her faltering friendships, alcoholic father, and complicated feelings for an older guy who promises her the world. As Logan loses herself in a false reality, her escape from small town life becomes less and less likely. 

Menthol Kisses’ sweepingly dramatic plot will remind us of the human capacity for redemption, forgiveness, and our persistent will to live. 

My Thoughts:
I couldn't put this book down. I have been so busy this week but I have been squeezing in reading time everywhere to make room for this book. It's a fantastic read. The characters in this book feel so real and the pain that Logan goes through becomes very tangible. She is terrific character; perfectly flawed and searching for a better life that she doesn't know how to find. It's a dark story but one that shows how people are capable of overcoming so much. I highly recommend this book.

Rating: 5/5

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