Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Elevated by Elana Johnson, My Review of this Fab YA Book




I'm excited to share another fab read today--this one especially for young adults. I wasn't sure how immersed I would be in this novel because it's written entirely in verse, but since I read the whole thing in one day, I think that pretty much explains that it draws you in and doesn't let you go. Elana Johnson is skilled at writing teenage characters with depth and strong emotion. This story has a little bit of everything and it moves quickly. Getting to know Elly and all of her secrets was intriguing and touching at the same time. I discovered that I really liked the style of the book written in verse and the way Elana uses words in such a succinct way to relay a powerful story is impressive.

I'd like to note that there is mention of sexual activity in this book and ensuing consequences and I think it was well-written and done in such a way that I would still consider this a clean read.
I'm excited to see what Elana Johnson has coming next for readers. If you haven't read her work, be sure to check out the links in this post to learn more about this incredible author!

About ELEVATED: The last person seventeen-year-old Eleanor Livingston wants to see on the elevator—let alone get stuck with—is her ex-boyfriend Travis, the guy she's been avoiding for five months.

Plagued with the belief that when she speaks the truth, bad things happen, Elly hasn’t told Trav anything. Not why she broke up with him and cut off all contact. Not what happened the day her father returned from his deployment to Afghanistan. And certainly not that she misses him and still thinks about him everyday.

But with nowhere to hide and Travis so close it hurts, Elly’s worried she won’t be able to contain her secrets for long. She’s terrified of finally revealing the truth, because she can’t bear to watch a tragedy befall the boy she still loves.


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Praise for ELEVATED:
"ELEVATED will take you on an emotionally gripping journey through the highs and lows of first love."
~Carolee Dean, author of Take Me There and Forget Me Not

"Poignant, raw, and intense, ELEVATED is a novel that will grip your heart and linger in your mind long after you turn the last page."
~Stasia Ward Kehoe, author of Audition and The Sound of Letting Go


About Elana Johnson: Elana Johnson’s work, including Possession, Surrender, Abandon, and Regret, published by Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster), is available now everywhere books are sold. Her popular ebook, From the Query to the Call, is also available for free download, as well as a Possession short story, Resist. School teacher by day, Query Ninja by night, you can find her online at her personal blog or Twitter. She also co-founded the Query Tracker blog, and contributes to the League of Extraordinary Writers.


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