Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sia by Josh Grayson

                This is another ARC I received from NetGalley and Josh Grayson .  Sia by Josh Grayson is set to come out November 20, 2013.  Yep I am back to being ahead of this.  This is going to be short because I don’t want to ramble and give too much away.  The following is my review of this book.

                Sia is an uplifting and sweet story.  It’s about a girl, Sia, who wakes up on a park bench with no recollection of who she is or how she ended up there.  Her name is on the MP3 player strapped to her arm and not much else.  After a week of being homeless she is reunited with her family.  She starts to realize the person she was, popular, rich, and a totally shallow and cruel witch.  Everything seems perfect from the outside but looks can be deceiving she finds out. 

                Embarrassed by her past, with who she is and how she feels now, she starts on a quest to be a better person, one that she is proud of.  The journey of redemption isn’t easy when those who surround you, want the old cruel version back.  Can you start fresh and preserver, or cave into the pressure.  What happens if your memories do return, will they turn you back into the person you were?  Then on the flip side if someone who was always cruel to you seemed to have changed completely and care for you, could you accept them.  Wipe away the slate and start over?
                This was a quick read for me.  It was simple and heartwarming, as promised.  It did make me realize that I need to spend more time living my life and making it one I am proud of, not that I’m unhappy with my life just that I wish and know I can do more.  It made me think of one of my favorite quotes I hear used in movies, shows, movies, books, but have never really looked up to see who first said it, until now.  “Those who stand for nothing, fall for anything,” by Alexander Hamilton. 

                The story of Sia is as it promised a sweet and uplifting story.  It was worth it and I recommend it.  I’m giving it 4 stars, and I hope you will give it a chance to raise your spirits and make you question your own life.  If you lost your memory and had to learn who you are from those around you, how would you feel?  Tell me how you feel below I really believe this topic deserves some discussion.  

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