by Paula Bell
Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: Paula Bell
Pub Date: June 2014
Genre: Young Adult
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Jilted by her boyfriend and abandoned by her best friend, Jenny’s summer is shaping up to be a complete disaster. Even her college plans have been wrecked by her ex-boyfriend and the blonde cheerleader he dumped her for. Jenny is facing the prospect of not only a miserable summer, but also a long and unexpected gap year alone.
The only thing that gets her off the sofa and out of the house is the thought of visiting her aunt, and meeting up with some old friends out of town.
Jenny’s journey doesn’t run smoothly. With her car abandoned at the roadside in the middle of nowhere, she faces a choice. Does she head back home, or should she take a risk and continue on foot through the notorious woods she’s grown up hearing so many eerie stories about?
A mysterious stranger steps in to help her. When Jenny finds out who, and what he really is, nothing will ever be the same for her again.
My Review: A fun short read that left me wanting more. I love Jen, she was a great character and written very well. I got a good feel of her in this short story. She does have guts going to her aunt's through the woods. After all those stories. Then again, stories can be just that, stories. Is it really one of those stories to say to people, or did things really happen?
Then the lovely stranger joins the picture and she found out more than she expected. I have to say, with all that was packed in this book, it seemed like it could be a really good full length book, which I'd love to read more.
The author did a really great job and I look forward to more of her writing!