Saturday, 30 October 2010

Losing Faith by Denise Jaden

Losing Faith

Title: Losing Faith
Author: Denise Jaden
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Age Group: Young Adults´
Release Date: September 7th 2010
Summary: A terrible secret. A terrible fate.

When Brie's sister, Faith, dies suddenly, Brie's world falls apart. As she goes through the bizarre and devastating process of mourning the sister she never understood and barely even liked, everything in her life seems to spiral farther and farther off course. Her parents are a mess, her friends don't know how to treat her, and her perfect boyfriend suddenly seems anything but.

As Brie settles into her new normal, she encounters more questions than closure: Certain facts about the way Faith died just don't line up. Brie soon uncovers a dark and twisted
secret about Faith's final night...a secret that puts her own life in danger.

(details above from Goodreads)

This book was very interesting and kept me turning page after page. The themes were diverse and at the same time interesting (death, religion, teenage love, cults, family life, school) so the book had more than one dimension, as the characters. 
One thing that I really appreciated is that the author doesn't push religion into us!  
The plot is intense and the twists are not as predictable as you may think.   
Being this a book that deals with death is important to know (well at least I think it's important) that you won't cry during all the book, but you will cry (well, I cried).
I love the end of the book it is so intense and with so much psychological action that made stop reading it  impossible.
The characters seemed real, and I really liked that they focused on other stuff besides the main problem, because that just made me believe more in them. Many authors fall in the mistake of making all the characters focus only on the main problem and when that happens I usually finish the book with the sense that I didn't really know them.
Tessa, is 100% my favorite character, she is smart, determinated and doesn't worry about what others think of her, but she knows to admit when she's wrong (of course in her own strange way but still...) and she copes with her difficult life in a way that fascinates me.
I just wish that we knew a little bit more of Faith.
Overall is a well written book with an interesting story.
Check it out.


Gina @ My Precious said...

This one sound like its right up my alley. Very nice review and presentation.

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