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November 25, 2011

Review: There You'll Find Me by Jenny B. Jones - Juhina

There You'll Find Me
Title: There You'll Find Me
Author: Jenny B. Jones
Publication date: October 4th, 2011
Genre(s): Young Adult (Contemporary)
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Source: NetGalley
Pages: 320

When Finley travels to Ireland as a foreign exchange student, she hopes to create a new identity and get some answers from the God who took her brother away and seems to have left her high and dry. But from the moment she boards the plane and sits by Beckett Rush, teen star of the hottest vampire flicks, nothing goes according to Finley's plan.

When she gets too close to Beckett, a classmate goes on a mission to make sure Finley packs her bags, departs Ireland-and leaves Beckett alone. Finley feels the pressure all around. As things start to fall apart, she begins to rely on a not-so-healthy method of taking control of her life.

Finley tries to balance it all-disasters on the set of Beckett's new movie, the demands of school, and her growing romance with one actor who is not what he seems. Yet Finley is also not who she portrays to Beckett and her friends. For the first time in her life, Finley must get honest with herself to get right with God.

There you'll find me is centered around Finley (love the name!), who moves for a semester to Ireland to follow her brother's footsteps so she can experience the love he felt for this place, and to get closer to god. You see, Finley's brother was murdered in a bombing in Afghanistan two years ago. Finley has basically lost all meaning in life, because she doesn't understand WHY it had to be her brother. I am pretty sure anyone who has ever lost a loved one had these kind of thoughts. So she heads off to Ireland to get answers? closure? a sense of direction? the presence of God? but ends up finding so much more. 
Then she meets Beckett. Beckett is basically the Justin Bieber, no, the Tayler Lautner (much better) of our time. He is charming, witty, and basically the Hollywood starlet everyone goes gaga over, except for Finley. Of course no one is perfect and has a perfect life. I love how 3 dimensional the characters are, each one has their own conflicts, struggles, and wounds that need healing. This isn't your normal light contemporary novel. The comfort, and sometimes snarky arguments, these two have when they're together is what made this book for me. It brought humor into the book and light into each other's lives. This book deals with deep and some what taboo themes without turning the story into a dark and depressing novel. I would recommend this book for anyone who loves contemporary books but wants more than fluff out of the reading experience. 

Rating: 4 - A love song with a twist of awesome 

5 comments:

  1. lol Beckett is basically the Justin Bieber, no, the Tayler Lautner (much better) of our time.
    juhina/great review as always

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  2. Thanks for the review! I will have to check this book out. Love the blog. New follower :)

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  3. Hmm... I've been avoiding this book because I find vampire flicks cheesy, so Beckett already doesn't appeal to me as a character. Maybe one day I'll get around to reading it.
    Great review!

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  4. I think this sounds adorable. I love contemporary fiction. They touch on great topics. Especially the taboo ones. Sounds excellent!

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