Thursday, May 08, 2014

#Tour #Review & #Giveaway of Torn Away by @JenniferBrownYA #Published @lbkids

Born and raised in the Midwest, Jersey Cameron knows all about tornadoes. Or so she thinks. When her town is devastated by a twister, Jersey survives -- but loses her mother, her young sister, and her home. As she struggles to overcome her grief, she's sent to live with her only surviving relatives: first her biological father, then her estranged grandparents.

In an unfamiliar place, Jersey faces a reality she's never considered before -- one in which her mother wasn't perfect, and neither were her grandparents, but they all loved her just the same. Together, they create a new definition of family. And that's something no tornado can touch.


Jennifer BrownTwo-time winner of the Erma Bombeck Global Humor Award (2005 & 2006), Jennifer's weekly humor column appeared in The Kansas City Star for over four years, until she gave it up to be a full-time young adult novelist. 

Jennifer's debut novel, HATE LIST (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2009) received three starred reviews and was selected as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, a VOYA "Perfect Ten," and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year. HATE LIST also won the Michigan Library Association's Thumbs Up! Award, the Louisiana Teen Readers Choice award, the 2012 Oklahoma Sequoyah Book Award, was an honorable mention for the 2011 Arkansas Teen Book Award, is a YALSA 2012 Popular Paperback, received spots on the Texas Library Association's Taysha's high school reading list as well as the Missouri Library Association's Missouri Gateway Awards list, and has been chosen to represent the state of Missouri in the 2012 National Book Festival in Washington, DC. Jennifer's second novel, BITTER END, (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2011) received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and VOYA and is listed on the YALSA 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults list and is a 2012 Taysha's high school reading list pick as well.

Jennifer writes and lives in the Kansas City, Missouri area, with her husband and three children.

At the time that I read this book.  I had just lost my grandmother.  So it really wasn't a great book to read at that time.  But through it all I felt her pain.  This is one of those books that will make you cry, laugh, and realize what is really important.  I have loved Jennifer's books since I seen her post on Lauren Bjorkman's book Miss Fortune Cookie or My Invented Life.  I can't remember which one it was on.  

Torn Away will tear you away from your world.  Unlike most fantasy where the bad guy is something you can fight.  Torn away is about a desisting natural unstoppable force.  A tornado! Which the only option is to run. This book really isn't one you read it is one you experience right along with the character.  It should not be missed! 
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I follow...always. :) Good review!

It sounds interesting.
I follow you.

I've heard lots of positive things about Torn Away, so it's definitely going on my TBR list. Thanks for the review!

I loved this book. It was so real. I really want to read more of the authors works.

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