As part of The BookWhisperer tour stop, please check my review of this awesome book. I have also listed details about the book below for those of you that had not come across this title previously.
Title: Knee Deep By: Jolene Perry Genre: Young Adult My Copy: Ebook provided by tour host BookWhisperer Rating: Synopsis:
Shawn is the guy Ronnie Bird promised her life to at the age of fourteen. He's her soul mate. He's more uptight every day, but it's not his fault. His family life is stressful, and she's adding to it. She just needs to be more understanding, and he'll start to be the boy she fell in love with. She won’t give up on someone she’s loved for so long.
Luke is her best friend, and the guy she hangs with to watch girlie movies in her large blanketopias. He's the guy she can confide in before she even goes to her girlfriends, and the guy who she's playing opposite in Romeo and Juliet. Now her chest flutters every time he gets too close. This is new. Is Ronnie falling for him? Or is Juliet? The lines are getting blurry, but leaving one guy for another is not something that a girl like Ronnie does.
Shawn’s outbursts are starting to give her bruises, and Luke’s heart breaks as Ronnie remains torn. While her thoughts and feelings swirl around the lines between friendship and forever, she’s about to lose them both.
Knee Deep is a silent killer. Within the first couple characters I was really wondering if I was going to enjoy this story; when all of sudden it takes off racing, and carried me throughout the remainder of the story. This would be a wonderful novel for young woman as it highlights the vulnerability of young woman, and emphasizes just how easy it is to fall victim unknowingly. Ronnie Bird is not your typical girl, she is more with her down to earth personality and amazing best friends. This is a young girl that knows what it is like to feel loved. Having been in love with Shawn for longer than she can remember it is easy to see how this relationship spins wildly out of control. As a book reviewer I try desperately to be open minded, and not create bias toward one character or another. Honestly, I have to say that I was unable to keep an open mind in Knee Deep, from the start I was in love with Luke. He is everything perfect in a man. Right down to his goofy adolescent shirts. It broke my heart to see the direction of this story, and know deep down that most likely Luke was going to be the one expendable. I was desperate to shake sense into Ronnie, so that she would open her eyes to see what was directly in front of her. After finishing this book I sat back reeling that I started this such uncertainty, only to finish with captivation. This was an incredible story, and a wonderful life lesson novel that could prove beneficial for the younger generations.
More about this Author:
Jolene grew up in Wasilla, Alaska. She graduated from Southern Utah University with a degree in political science and French, which she used to teach math to middle schoolers.
After living in Washington, Utah and Las Vegas, she now resides in Alaska with her husband, and two children. Aside from writing, Jolene sews, plays the guitar, sings when forced, and spends as much time outside as possible.
She is also the author of Night Sky and The Next Door Boys.