Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Review: Scared of Beautiful by Jacqueline Abrahams

Scared of Beautiful by Jacqueline Abrahams

Story Rating: 4 out of 5


In "Scared of Beautiful" we meet characters that are complex, have issues, and most of all are very easy to relate to. This story is the epitamy of life, issues that many of us have went through and can certainly relate to not as readers but as human beings. The struggles and pain that the characters have faced are very relatable in this story.

Maia is a girl from wealth but whose story is deeper than her parents pockets. She is still a prisoner to a past that she thinks she has escaped. Her emotional scars are deep and her answer to everything is to run. She struggles with the pain that holds her hostage.

Jackson is the typical bad boy, off limits, from the wrong side of the tracks, and undeniably is a mess. We watch his journey to find himself. A crossroads of choosing a new chance in life or remaning hostage to the street life he has always known.

The story line of this book is a journey. These characters may pull at your heart strings or frustrate you as we watch them try to find themselves and maybe find love along the way. Of all things these characters have faced and tried to escape from, we want to see them overcome. This is an up and down ride of holding on to fear and not trusting that there is beauty in the breaking.

I would recommend this book. Aside from a few minor flaws, this is a good read and I think that even though our stories in life may be different we can relate to the emotional scars of a past that haunts, a freedom that is needed, and simply being so hurt that at some point we have all been Scared of Beautiful.

Reviewed by Kristina Borden

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