June 21, 2018

#BookTour: Dive Smack by @demetrabrodsky #Giveaway @JeanBookNerd

About the Book:

A 2018 JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION

Theo Mackey only remembers one thing for certain about the fire that destroyed his home: he lit the match.

Sure, it was an accident. But the blaze killed his mom and set his dad on a path to self-destruction. 


Everything else about that fateful night is full of gaping holes in Theo’s mind, for good reason. 

Maybe it’s better that way. 

As captain of the Ellis Hollow Diving Team, with straight A's and solid friends, he's only one semester away from securing a scholarship, and leaving his past behind.

But when a family history project gets assigned at school, new memories come rushing to the surface, memories that make him question what he really knows about his family, the night of the fire, and if he can trust anyone—including himself.


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JUNE 29th FRIDAY Wishful Endings REVIEW



About the Author:  WEBSITE | TWITTER | GOODREADS | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM
Demetra Brodsky is an award-winning graphic designer & art director turned writer. She has a B.F.A. from The Massachusetts College of Art and Design and lives in Southern California with her family of four and two lovable rescue dogs where she is always trying to make more time for the beach. Dive Smack is dedicated to Pumpkin, the monarch butterfly she once saved from the brink of death. Once you read the book, you'll understand why. 

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Noteworthy experiences while reading this book: This one started out slow but was awesome! 

Check out author's other books? Yes
Recommend this book? Yes

Notes and Opinions: When I started this one I was a little put out becuase I guess I really do not care about diving or the terms that go along with it.  I got scared that these were going to be throughout the entire book and would just loose me totally. This one started out so slow. So although this story had a great set up I wish that set up would have been done faster.  

This one once it got started was an emotional ride. The characters were great and I loved the friendship between them.  The author did a great job with all the diving making it feel very real!  So even though I really didn't care about diving I felt like I was there.  The mystery in this one was great as well. Going through this one you just don't know who to trust and although I did figure it out before the book ended I still really enjoyed the ride. 


Go Into This One Knowing: In the end of this one I loved all the twists, turns, and the friendships this title had.  I think the start could have been a little faster but the rest of the book totally made up for it. 


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