Friday, September 26, 2014

Book Review - From the Wreckage by Michele G. Miller - review by Emily Magoon

From The Wreckage is the first of a three book series written by the sensational author, Michele G. Miller. This book features Jules Blacklin, a happy, beautiful girl who resides in the small western town of Tyler, Texas. Jules is a typical socialite teenager. She has two crazy best friends named Katie and Tanya, a loving family who sticks by her side, a popular football star boyfriend, and a top spot on the cheer squad, the perfect life every girl dreams of living. You would think she had everything she could possibly want. But things aren’t always as it seems. Not even Jules realizes that things aren’t as perfect as they look. It only takes one monstrous storm for her to figure this reality out. 
Jules, being a normal teenager, is out partying with her friends when the sirens go off. When the storm hits, lives are lost, buildings are destroyed, and everything is turned upside down. One of the things that has been wrecked is Jules structured life. The only good thing to come out of this calamity? West Rutledge, the town’s mysterious bad boy. West is unlike the other boys Jules knows. For some reason, she just seems to be drawn him and he just seems to be drawn to her. Throughout the book you watch their bond grow stronger and stronger, tighter and tighter. You will fall deeply in love with both of these skillfully crafted characters. 

This novel is a beautifully written story about two young people who go through a tear-inducing, earth shattering tragedy and blossom from it. It will make your heart thump with anticipation. You’ll be sitting on the edge of your seat, wondering how this read will end. I have never read anything like this and I absolutely loved it. With Jules as the spunky narrator, you’ll feel her every emotion as if they were your own. 

Anybody who is craving young adult romance will not be able to put this book down. Miller portrays a young mystique between two very different people. I recommend this book to 12-through 18-year-olds who enjoy dramatic romance novels. This book is the perfect read for lazy days when you want something emotional yet romantic and alluring. This is one of my favorite books and I really hope people will give it a chance.


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